Miss Wendy Bynoe, a native of Canouan has been a teacher for almost three decades. Wendy has several beauty titles attached to her name: Miss Rural SVG, Miss Easterval and Miss SVG, all titles she won as a young, little-known beauty from the Grenadines.
But this beauty also has a big brain; she holds a Master of Arts in Early Years Education from the prestigious Institute of Education in London; a B.Ed. in Early Childhood Care, from The UWI, and a Certificate in Teaching (Primary Level) from the St Vincent Teachers’ College. She is also at an advanced stage of completing a Doctorate in Education, specializing in Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (Curriculum).
A career educator, until recently, Wendy was the Deputy Principal of the C.W. Prescod Primary School in Kingstown. Prior to this assignment, she taught at the Lodge Village Government School, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Canouan Government School, and part-time Lecturer at VINSAVE.
For the past ten years, Wendy has also been an E-tutor and Practicum Supervisor with The University of the West Indies Open Campus in Early Childhood and Family Studies from 2012 to 2022. She was recently elevated to a Course Coordinator at the Open Campus and marker for another course.
Just two weeks ago, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Honorable Dr Ralph Gonsalves, announced that Miss Bynoe was being reassigned to the Ministry of Post Secondary Tertiary Education.
This versatile lady also has an active civic life. Wendy is a member of the Board of Directors of St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers Cooperative Credit Union. Prior to being a board member, she served as Chair of the credit union’s Education Committee.
She is also a former President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU), 2018 – 2020 and Vice-President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers, 2019 – 2022. She also served as Public Relations Officer of SVGTU from 2014 to 2018.
With the elegance of a beauty queen, the grace of an educator, the empathy of a mother, and the heart of a nation-builder, Ms Wendy Bynoe is certainly deserving of all the accolades bestowed on her.
We wish her continued success and have no doubt she will continue to shine brightly.