Dr Winsome Thompson Clarke has been selected as Woman of the Year in Education by the American Biographical Institute in the United States.
A past student of St Hugh's High School, Dr Clarke taught at St Mary High School in Highgate for many years. She received both bachelors and Masters degrees in music and education at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and went to complete her doctorate in educational administration at Ohio University, Athens.
The title of her dissertation was entitled "Legal implications on the high school principalship". At Ohio University, she was an honour student in the College of Education.
She returned to Jamaica and worked at the Ministry of Education, as a senior officer for many years.
In 1997, Dr Clarke received the US Embassy's prestigious International Visitor Award. This enabled her to tour five state in the US to observe their educational practices.
She has also been included in the Who is Who publication in London England, US and the Caribbean.
Now retired, she runs a music studio in St Andrew. She is also a lay magistrate and a church organist.