Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

Veteran educator Janet H. Stoutt aka ‘Granny’ has passed

- Stoutt is remembered for not only teaching but for running the ‘Tuck Shop’ for decades
One of VI’s Veteran local educators, Mrs. Janet Stoutt, affectionately known as “Granny”, has passed after serving in a career that spanned some fifty plus years in education. Photo: Provided
Mrs Janet H. Stoutt began her formal education at the St George’s School in Road Town. Photo: Facebook
Mrs Janet H. Stoutt began her formal education at the St George’s School in Road Town. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the Virgin Islands' veteran former educators, Mrs Janet H. Stoutt, affectionately known as 'Granny', has passed, according to information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

The late Stoutt served in a career that spanned some fifty-plus years in education and family members have described her career as ‘Service before self’.

The late former educator began her formal education at the St George’s School in Road Town and in 1948 she was enrolled in its Secondary Divison where she graduated in 1953. This was the year that the Secondary School became the BVI High School.

Stoutt joined the teaching profession in the mid-fifties, wrote the Teacher’s Exam and obtained a Leeward Islands Teacher’s Certificate.

In 1960, Stoutt was put to the test as she performed the dual role of secretary to the then Principal, Mr Carlise Scott and that of a teacher at the same institution.

From 1970-1971, Stoutt attended South Hampton School of Education in England where she upgraded her Modern Mathematics training. Five years after her return to the Virgin Islands, she was promoted to head of the Mathematics Department, a position she held for many years.

Education career spanned decades 

According to family members: “In the early seventies, the Students’ Council was constituted and Mrs Stoutt was one of the members of the Executive Body. One of their projects was the establishment of the 'Tuck Shop' which grew from a small refreshment centre to a canteen that provided nutritional meals for students at a minimal cost.”

It is our understanding that Mrs Stoutt retired in 1995, but she continued teaching until 2000. In 1997 she was assigned the role of Assistant Principal, with Pastoral duties, until 2000.

The year 2000 marked the official end of Mrs Stoutt’s stellar career as an educator in the VI educational system. She would continue to run the Tuck Shop until it closed its doors in 2008.

“Mrs Stoutt was also very active in her church. She was a part of the Episcopal Church Women's Group for two terms. She served on the Vestry, as a Sunday School Teacher, a reader and the Church Treasurer,“ relatives stated.

29 Responses to “Veteran educator Janet H. Stoutt aka ‘Granny’ has passed ”

  • gone but will not forgotten (23/02/2022, 10:34) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    may you sleep in eternal peace Granny
    • Memories (23/02/2022, 18:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      R.I.P I remember the days of buying a small India Malt and a horseshoe pastry at break time....Granny was a cool lady
  • Slim Jim (23/02/2022, 10:40) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
    She will long be remembered as a sweet presence, a great teacher, and a fixture on campus for many generations of students that knew and loved our "Granny". A real example of how teachers were not just educators but mentors, co-parents and highly respected by their students long after school days were done... may she inspire many others to follow the same path and inspire younger generations.
  • The TRUTH (23/02/2022, 10:42) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP Granny. Very nice lady.
  • student (23/02/2022, 11:55) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    what a nice lady but dont get on her wrong side. RIP old girl
  • Guest (23/02/2022, 12:12) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in piece legend, Memories of tuckshop High School Lunch Days……
  • A former student (23/02/2022, 14:00) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mehson breaktime at the tuck shop of the then BVI High School was the place. Them tuna sandwiches banged with an India malt. RIP Granny! May she Rest In Peace.
  • Interested (23/02/2022, 14:24) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    She taught me math at VISS in the sixties. Strict and no nonsense but had her light moments. Awesome teacher,
    They don’t make them like her anymore
    She has earned her rest. May she sleep in peace until the blessed resurrection.
  • Angie (23/02/2022, 14:49) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Granny you will be missed. God bless you for all you have done for us students at ESHS and beyond. We thank you!!!!!
  • Former BVI High School Student (23/02/2022, 15:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another of our stalwart gems of the Virgin Islands who helped to mold so many lives has gone to rest. Beautiful and caring soul, may she rest in eternal peace.
  • Don’t know her (23/02/2022, 15:17) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    But you
    have fought the good fight.
    You have finished the race
    You have kept the faith.
    May you Rest In Peace.
  • RIP Granny (23/02/2022, 15:28) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest easy Granny
  • GOD BLESS (23/02/2022, 18:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    May her soul rest in peace
  • blacks (23/02/2022, 18:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    My Condolences to the stout family Rest In Peace
  • Andrew Cox Sr (23/02/2022, 20:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    mrs stoutt though me maths back then and my sincere condolences to all the family members
  • VINO PLEASE (23/02/2022, 20:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    ask somebody to show you St. Georges School that teacher Janet attended. She was one that left a lasting positive impression....Rest In Peace.
  • Richard Callwood (23/02/2022, 21:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in Peace, you earned your wings, Granny I will always have good memories of you.
  • R. Fonseca (23/02/2022, 21:42) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Best Maths Teacher ever!, rest easy Teacher Stoutt!
  • The watchdog (24/02/2022, 01:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    And she has some very good children and grand children what a kind lady

    Wish we had teachers like her today who committed country education and students above self
  • BVIHS Student (24/02/2022, 07:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sincerest condolences to Mrs. Stoutt, a phenomenal teacher and role model.

    I thought the B.V.I. High school inaugural year was 1968.
  • tola (24/02/2022, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ALL beautiful comments .... SHE WAS ONE OF A KIND. Beautiful lady!! RIP. Condolences to the entire family.
  • Former Student BVIHS Class of 1993 (24/02/2022, 09:52) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Granny was the best maths teacher ever in this Territory for me. Because of her delivery of maths, I am where I am today from a failing maths student in fourth form to an A+ math student with a Master's Degree and who has the same passion as an Online Facilitator locally and internationally. Rest in peace Granny, you are gone but will never be forgotten.
  • ddd (24/02/2022, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I of the best teacher I had in High School. May she RIP Condolences to the family
  • AhSo (24/02/2022, 11:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mrs Stoutt is one of the dwindling remainder example of who/ what BVIslanders were and her students exemplified that upbringing. For this reason we advanced economically a nd investors were eager to build, and reside in our true Paradise. The indiscriminate influx of immigrants with opposing characteristics has sullied Paradise. Our schools now struggle withe the resulting generation of child prostitutes,gun toting law breakers with murderers composing their family trees. Secure school with million dollar fence now necessary for their containment .We self destruct.
  • guy hill (25/02/2022, 04:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to her entire family.
  • born here (25/02/2022, 10:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This will be a big funeral she is a local

Create a comment

Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.