Taneisha Ingleton, PhD is a leadership development programme writer and designer, educational leadership researcher, competency framework consultant, andand facilitator and facilitator. 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 completed her undergraduate degree and post graduate diploma from the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) Jamaica with first class honours and distinction respectively.

Dr. Ingleton has over 15 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, literature and culture.

As Director of Programmes at the NCEL, Dr. Ingleton had specific responsibility for system and school development & capacity building and was instrumental in the expansion of the College's flagship Effective Principals’ Training Programme to regional educational sectors such as the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands. In 2014 and 2015, she co-led a group of 8 Jamaican leadership consultants and trainers to deliver the programmes' modules. 

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 the Leadership of Place Training Programme.

In 2015, she was a member of the delegation from the then Jamaican Ministry of Education to Malaysia. She had specific responsibility for investigating strategies to design, develop and implement the System and School Leaders Coaching Programme. Dr. Ingleton is an excellent conceptualizer and an ardent researcher who has examined issues on leadership development, student leadership, culture and language, the principalship and school effectiveness. She has also published papers on the said issues in education. 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, as well as personal and professional advancement.



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.







Timar D. Stephenson EdD is a Jamaican national who 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, the Turks anc Caicos Islands and countries. While overseas, he was responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education sector plans and the production of annual education digests. Additionally, he was also responsible for 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, he 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 family, working out at the gym and tuning in to his favourite sporting events.