Acting head of GTI shattering glass ceilings in male-dominated field

As the acting principal of the Government Technical Institute (GTI) Renita Crandon-Duncan faces two major challenges: she is young and she is a woman. But having been a determined individual from the time she became a teenage mother, Crandon-Duncan who has only been acting head for a few months, vows to use those and other challenges as motivation to ensure her confirmation as principal.

“Many times when people ask to see the principal or the deputy principal [she was in that position previously] some would say ‘you are too young’ and people don’t take you seriously. But I love what I do, I like a challenge,” Crandon-Duncan told the Sunday Stabroek in a recent interview. Her journey to becoming principal of GTI has been rough, ….