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  DIRECTOR/PRINCIPAL

Taneisha Ingleton, PhD is a leadership development programme writer and designer, educational leadership researcher, facilitator and designer; and consultant of competency frameworks and a capability development specialist. 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 seventeen years combined teaching, research and management experience at the high school, Undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels in Jamaica and Canada. Her areas of research and teaching include educational leadership, educational policy and planning,  instructional leadership school improvement, Spanish Language, Literature and Culture. In her previous capacity of 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 sectorssuch as the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. 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 and the Coaching Programme.

Dr. Ingleton has represented the College and the Ministry of Education as head of delegation on missions and consultancies to provide technical expertise in Malaysia, Canada, Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands, Grenada, British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. 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. Dr. Ingleton is currently a Law Student and sits on the council of the Caribbean Maritime University.

 


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.