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Mr. Keriffe Clark

Mr. Keriffe Clark, currently works with the National College for Educational Leadership in the capacity of Programmes Manager. In this role, he is responsible for managing the implementation of the College’s operational plan through the successful delivery of programmes and initiatives of the National College. Prior to this, he worked at various levels of the education system, locally and internationally. As a Teacher Educator/Lecturer at Shortwood Teachers’ College, Mr. Clark trained and supervised pre-service teachers and taught courses in French Language, French History and Culture, Spanish Language and Foreign Language Pedagogy and Methodology. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Northern Caribbean University, Kingston Campus. Before his transition to teaching at the tertiary level, Mr. Clark taught Spanish and French at St. Andrew High for Girls and St. George’s College for a total of five years. Mr. Clark’s experience as an educator is not limited to the Jamaican context as he worked with the Ministry of Education in France as an instructor of English in three primary schools.

From the University of the West Indies, Mona, Mr. Keriffe Clark obtained a distinction for his Master of Education degree in Curriculum Development with a research emphasis on teacher development and supervision. He also holds a first class honours Bachelor of Education degree in French and a Diploma in Spanish and French, both from Shortwood Teachers’ College. Additionally, Mr. Clark earned a Diploma in French as a Foreign Language from the International Centre of Pedagogical Studies, France.

Improving educational systems, practices and policies through research is imperative to Mr. Keriffe Clark. His research interests include, Male Gender Education, Teacher Development and Leadership and Teacher Education and Supervision. Mr. Clark aspires to pursue his doctoral studies in the area of Educational Leadership and Policy, Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development or Higher Education.