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Dr. Taneisha Ingleton is a Leadership Development Programme Writer and Designer, Educational Leadership Researcher and Facilitator and Competency Framework Consultant. She earned her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her scholarly writing, her experiences and her dissertation research have focused significantly on leadership development.

Prior to her Master of Philosophy Degree, she had completed her Undergraduate Degree and Post Graduate Diploma from the University of the West Indies [UWI], Jamaica with First Class Honours and Distinction respectively.

Dr. Ingleton has over fifteen years combined teaching, research and management experience at the High School, Undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels in Canada and Jamaica. Her areas of research and teaching include educational leadership, educational policy and planning, instructional leadership school improvement, Spanish Language, Literature and Culture.

As Director of Programmes with specific responsibility for System and School Development & Capacity Building, Dr. Ingleton was instrumental in the expansion of the Effective Principals’ Training Programme to regional educational sectors such as the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. In 2014 and 2015, she co-led a group of 8 Jamaican leadership consultants and trainers to deliver said programmes.

Under Dr. Ingleton’s leadership of the Programmes Division, the College received a grant from the OAS/ITEN for a Canadian Educational Mission and an award from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for innovation in leadership development initiatives. She successfully led the design, development and implementation of the University and College Leadership Training Programme and the School Financial Management and Administrative Training Programme. She has reimagined the Effective Principals’ Training Programme, the Aspiring Principals’ Programme and Leadership of Place Training Programme.

In 2015, she was a member of the delegation from the Ministry of Education in Malaysia. She had specific responsibility for investigating strategies to design, develop and implement the System Leadership for School Improvement Programme. Dr. Ingleton is an excellent conceptualizer, an ardent researcher who has examined issues on Leadership Development, Student Leadership, Culture and Language, the Principalship and School Effectiveness and has published papers on said issues. She is a certified Performance Coach, a motivational and sought after keynote speaker on matters relating to leadership and leadership development, creating a culture of continuous improvement, authenticity and personal and professional advancement.

 

 

 


Director of Programmes

Cheryl A. McLaughlin, PhD has spent over fifteen years overseas working in 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.

 

 


The Director of Quality Assurance

Dr. Timar D. Stephenson, a Jamaican national, received his Doctorate of Education (Ed. D.) in the United States in 2012. His other degrees and diploma were done in Canada, the United States and Jamaica. 

Dr. Stephenson currently serves as the Director of Quality Assurance in the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL). Prior to joining the team at NCEL, he served in multiple capacities both in Jamaica and overseas. 

While overseas, he was responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education sector plans and the production of annual education digests. Additionally, the formulation of inter-ministerial government policies, procurement evaluations, cabinet paper submissions, contract management, and technical guidance to ministries and departments were part of his roles.

As an avid researcher, Dr. Stephenson has explored several issues in educational leadership, curriculum development, project management, and occupational health and safety. 

Outside of research development, Dr. Stephenson is a course coordinator, lecturer, and examiner at the University of the West Indies Open Campus.

During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with the family, working out at the gym and tuning in to his favourite sporting events.