Janet Dash-Harris was born in Coventry England where she lived with her parents Elton and Gwen and siblings, Cynthia, Gloria and Joseph, until her parents on the recommendation of the family doctor, decided to return to the warm climate of Barbados, the land of their birth.
In 1986 she entered Erdiston Teachers' College and was elected as President of the Student Guild; she graduated two years later as Student of the Year. It was while there, in 1987, she gave her heart to the Lord, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. She entered the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in 1989 where she studied part-time, graduating with honours in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics with Education.
She also holds a Master of Arts degree in English Language Teaching, which she obtained from the University of England, 1997.
She taught for 12 years at the West Terrace Primary School and spent 1 year at the Parkinson Memorial School teaching English and Spanish.
In 1998 she migrated to the Cayman Islands where she continues to be a teacher of Spanish. She was the recipient of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Middle school level in 2009. She has headed her school's Spanish Department since 2006 and is a former CXC Examiner in Spanish and Adjunct Lecturer in Spanish at the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI).
She serves her church as an usher and Sunday school teacher and has served as a member of the board of the First Assembly of God Church in Grand Cayman.
Known as a very outspoken person and one who believes in equity and justice, the ardent sports enthusiast and former netballer enjoys music, travelling and reading. This is her first published book.
Janet and her husband, Lincoln, live in the Cayman Islands and she is the mother of one son, Jamal.