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Cheryl A. McLaughlin, PhD

Cheryl A. McLaughlin, PhD has spent over fifteen years overseas working in the tertiary and postsecondary education systems where she gained valuable experience in curriculum development, instruction, and educational research.  Her research has informed several conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications primarily in the area of STEM education, and teacher development in professional learning communities. Dr. McLaughlin received a Masters of Education at the St John’s University in New York and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida. She was employed at the University of Florida for approximately five years where she taught pre-service teachers, and designed and implemented professional development activities for teacher leaders at the elementary, middle and high schools.  She was also responsible for designing and evaluating professional learning opportunities for STEM instructors. Dr. McLaughlin was employed as Deputy Chief Inspector at the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) where she was responsible for leading and managing the inspection of educational institutions in Jamaica. Her collective experience brings fresh perspectives to the education system and further enhances the College’s efforts at improving the quality of school leadership.