Meet our Assistant Commissioner
Maria A. Encarnacion is a daughter of the soil, born and raised on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Luis and Doris Encarnacion. My family is everything. “I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my 4 sisters... because they have given me everything!” She has four children and seven grandchildren who mean the world to her.
Ms. Encarnacion is a career educator of almost 40 years. She has served the Virgin Islands Department of Education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, Deputy Superintendent, Director of Curriculum & Instruction and currently as Acting Assistant Commissioner. She is extremely proud of the impact she has had on molding our current and future leaders. Education is truly her passion.
Education is the passport to the future,
for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- - Malcolm X