Sinem Vatanartıran holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. While doing her masters and doctorate degrees, she was actively involved in school settings holding different positions. She worked as a teacher trainer and offered countless professional development programs all around Turkey for school counselors, teachers and administrators. In 2005, she became the school principal of Bahçeşehir College’s High School and then established the first Science and Technology High School in Turkey in 2006. She had a weekly column at a national paper in Turkey, Vatan, on educational issues.