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Dr. Taneisha Ingleton has a credible track record of excellence across various strategic and operational areas in academia and government. She is results-driven, has an agile and creative mind and believes that individuals have the capacity to bring autonomy and mastery to their life and work. Dr. Ingleton is an Author, Educator, Leadership Development Programme Designer, Researcher and Competency Framework Consultant. She has over eighteen years of experience in implementing and enforcing policies and systematic procedures to improve organizational effectiveness. She has experience in bringing structure, credibility, articulation and alignment to Human Resource, Communications, IT, Logistics and Customer Service practices.  She is adept at recruiting, conducting training, and supervising cross functional and multi-generational teams, and managing performance evaluations. She has extensive experience in implementing data-driven solutions and KPIs and has used management approaches such as Appreciative Inquiry, the Blue Ocean Strategy, and Results-Based Management to achieve organizational effectiveness.

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 extensive public sector, regional and international experiences in designing and implementing high impact leadership development programmes for sustainable development.  Her areas of research and teaching include educational leadership, teacher education and training, educational policy and planning, instructional leadership, school improvement, strategic planning, editorial writing, Spanish language, literature, and culture. She has published papers on transformational leadership, language and culture and organizational effectiveness. Dr. Ingleton was critical to the development of the Whole of Government Competency Framework and Professional Pathways for the Public Service in Jamaica.

Dr. Ingleton was instrumental in the expansion of the Effective Principals’ Training Programme (EPTP) to regional educational sectors such as the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla while she served as the College's Director of Programmes with specific responsibility for System and School Development & Capacity Building. Under her 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 has also done work in educational policy and planning, transformational leadership, instructional leadership, and curriculum development and have collaborated with private (nationally) and public sector entities nationally and internationally and Non-Governmental Organizations including UNICEF, the British Council and the European Union. Dr. Ingleton has successfully built and led high performance teams and has travelled extensively in consultancy capacities, conference presenter and keynote speaker, and educational leadership development study tours and engagements.

Dr. Ingleton is an excellent conceptualiser and an ardent researcher. In December 2019, she launched her book, “Being, Learning and Doing: How Leaders Create Capabilities”. She delights in spending time with her husband, Carmichael, and their daughter, Chrysali. She is a certified Performance Coach, a motivational and sought-after keynote speaker on matters relating to leadership development, creating a culture of continuous improvement, authenticity and personal and professional advancement.

 

 

 


DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES

Cheryl A. McLaughlin, PhD has spent over 15 years overseas working in the tertiary and post-secondary 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 obtained 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.

Prior to joining the NCEL team, Dr. McLauhglin served 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.