• Geralt Jones 1965-1967: In September of 1965, the Mandeville Teachers' College began from the idea of the then Bishop of Mandeville the Rt. Revd. Benjamin Vaughn. At that time there were 6 lecturers and 75 handpicked students. The first principal was Mr. Geralt Jones who served until 1967.

  • Rt. Rev Orlando Lindsay 1967-1971: In 1967 the new Principal Rev. Orlando Lindsay, developed the Friends of the College Organization to promote community social involvement with the college. During Reverend Orlando Lindsay’s tenure the name of the college was changed to Church Teachers’ College.

  • Rt. Rev William A Murray 1971-1978: Lindsay Hall was erected on September 10, 1970 in honour of the past principal Reverend O. Lindsay. In the 1970s under the first World Bank programme a loan was granted to build a science block. The principal at this time was the Reverend William Murray who served from 1970 to 1978. During Reverend William Murray’s tenure, many buildings were erected.

  • Mrs. Joan Swaby 1978-1979: Mrs Joan Swaby joined the staff of the college in 1965 as one of the pioneering lecturer of Spanish and English. She was appointed Senior Lecturer in April 1967. She then became Principal lecturer from 1971 and worked in the capacity of Vice Principal from 1976-1984 and acted as Principal from 1978- 1979. A hall of residence on the campus is also named in honour of Mrs. Joan Swaby.

  • Rev. Dr. Kenneth Thaxter 1979-1996: In 1979, Dr. Kenneth Thaxter, past lecturer and past president of JTA succeeded Reverend William Murray as principal. Since Dr. Thaxter, the college has seen the following principals; Mrs. Beverly Minott, Acting Principal, Mrs. Jean Ramsey Mrs. Bridgeth Gordon and presently has as Principal Mr. Garth Anderson who is the first past student to become principal of the college. On February 4, 1980 historian and popular poet Dr. Howard Braithwaite of UWI visited the college and gave a lecture on his book - The Arrivants to students pursuing English studies. The diploma programme started in 1981. The entry requirements at that time were four GCE/CXC subjects including English Language. In 1984-1985 the college uniform was introduced. Prior to this students wore gowns.

  • Rev. Dr. Adlyn Whyte (Acting Principal) 1987-1991: In 1986 Church Teachers’ College Early Childhood School started in a classroom with children of staff members. In 1986 the college collaborated with the University of the West Indies to offer courses in Management, Mathematics and Social Sciences through a distance education programme.A computerized reading laboratory was donated by Mandeville Association of the Secondary and Tertiary School Health Education and Associated Development (MASTSHEAD) Foundation on May 15, 1990.

  • Mrs. Beverly Minott 1996-2002: Church Teachers’ College honoured Dr. Kenneth Thaxter on April 24 1997 for his sterling contribution to the college, since its inception in 1965. The College partnered with Temple University in February 2000 to start a B.Sc. Degree completion programme.

  • Mrs. Everette Jean Thomas- Ramsay (Acting Principal) 2002-2003:

  • Bridgeth Gordon 2004-2010: In 2005 Mrs. Bridgeth Gordon - Re-introduction of the Early Childhood programme. The Early Childhood Resource Centre was renovated and furnished with state of the art equipment. Establishment of the Consortium of Institutions of Teacher Education (CITE) of which Church Teachers’ College was a member. The first phase of the E-learning project began. Computers supplied under this project were placed in the smart classroom, the library and the computer lab. In February 2007 - Official opening of the new addition to the library. This section was built through the collaborative efforts of Temple University and Church Teachers' College. Development of the college’s website. Our smart room was fitted with interactive whiteboards. The college’s selfstudy was submitted to the UCJ for accreditation of the three (3) programmes offered through CITE. There was also the acquisition of our 30 seater bus. CITE received accreditation from the UCJ for all the secondary offerings. A Cuban national recruited by the government of Jamaica joined our staff, highlighting the importance of a native speaker in a foreign language programme.

  • Mr. Garth Anderson 2010 - Present: In 2011, there was the beginning of the B.Ed programme. In 2012 the Projects and Research Unit spearheaded the improvement of the aesthetics of the college grounds. The opening and establishment of the Brown’s Town campus. The College had its inaugural Research Day in February 2013. Our relationship with The Temple University strengthened as the Doctoral Program came in place. We joined forces with the University of Technology (UTECH) to provide a Mathematics Masters programme. There was also the implementation of the Bachelor of Education with Advanced Standing Programme (BEASP).The refurbishing and reopening of the pool was spearheaded by the office of Projects and Research. The Kerr Jarrett Gift of Hope Award was donated by Marilyn Barnett, a past CTC Early Childhood student. The construction of six new classrooms named in honour of Dr. Kenneth Thaxter. The opening of the CTC museum in the library. The music room was constructed and opened in 2014. Commencement of the 50th Anniversary celebrations in September 2014 began with a float parade in the town of Mandeville. The college began erection of a Special Education Centre. The gymnasium was extended to accommodate other areas related to physical activity. Launch of a special publication from a Special Education Conference held in January in association with the Jamaica Teachers Association and the Jamaica Teaching Council. Launch of a special publication from a Special Education Conference held in January in association with the Jamaica Teachers Association and the Jamaica Teaching Council. The college acquired wireless internet and a Student Management Information System (ISIMS) which made student records more technologically accessible.

     

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Geralt Jones

1965-1967

In September of 1965, the Mandeville Teachers’ College began from the idea of the then Bishop of Mandeville the Rt. Revd. Benjamin Vaughn. At that time there were 6 lecturers and 75 handpicked students. The first principal was Mr. Geralt Jones who served until 1967.

Rt. Rev Orlando Lindsay

1967-1971

In 1967 the new Principal Rev. Orlando Lindsay, developed the Friends of the College Organization to promote community social involvement with the college. During Reverend Orlando Lindsay’s tenure the name of the college was changed to Church Teachers’ College.

 

Rt. Rev William A Murray

1971-1978

Lindsay Hall was erected on September 10, 1970 in honour of the past principal Reverend O. Lindsay. In the 1970s under the first World Bank programme a loan was granted to build a science block. The principal at this time was the Reverend William Murray who served from 1970 to 1978. During Reverend William Murray’s tenure, many buildings were erected.

Mrs. Joan Swaby

1978-1979

 

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Thaxter

1979-1996

In 1979, Dr. Kenneth Thaxter, past lecturer and past president of JTA succeeded Reverend William Murray as principal. Since Dr. Thaxter, the college has seen the following principals; Mrs. Beverly Minott, Acting Principal, Mrs. Jean Ramsey Mrs. Bridgeth Gordon and presently has as Principal Mr. Garth Anderson who is the first past student to become principal of the college. On February 4, 1980 historian and popular poet Dr. Howard Braithwaite of UWI visited the college and gave a lecture on his book - The Arrivants to students pursuing English studies. The diploma programme started in 1981. The entry requirements at that time were four GCE/CXC subjects including English Language. In 1984-1985 the college uniform was introduced. Prior to this students wore gowns.

Rev. Dr. Adlyn Whyte
(Acting Principal)

1987-1991

In 1986 Church Teachers’ College Early Childhood School started in a classroom with children of staff members. In 1986 the college collaborated with the University of the West Indies to offer courses in Management, Mathematics and Social Sciences through a distance education programme.A computerized reading laboratory was donated by Mandeville Association of the Secondary and Tertiary School Health Education and Associated Development (MASTSHEAD) Foundation on May 15, 1990.

Mrs. Beverly Minott

1996-2002

Church Teachers’ College honoured Dr. Kenneth Thaxter on April 24 1997 for his sterling contribution to the college, since its inception in 1965. The College partnered with Temple University in February 2000 to start a B.Sc. Degree completion programme.

Mrs. Everette Jean Thomas- Ramsay 
(Acting Principal)

2002-2003

 

Bridgeth Gordon

2004-2010

In 2005 Mrs. Bridgeth Gordon - Re-introduction the Early Childhood programme. The Early Childhood Resource Centre was renovated and furnished with state of the art equipment. Establishment of the Consortium of Institutions of Teacher Education (CITE) of which Church Teachers’ College was a member. The college acquired wireless internet and a Student Management Information System (ISIMS) which made student records more technologically accessible. The first phase of the E-learning project began. Computers supplied under this project were placed in the smart classroom, the library and the computer lab. In February 2007 - Official opening of the new addition to the library. This section was built through the collaborative efforts of Temple University and Church Teachers' College. Development of the college’s website, and our smart room was fitted with interactive whiteboards. The college’s selfstudy was submitted to the UCJ for accreditation of the three (3) programmes offered through CITE. There was also the acquisition of our 30 seater bus. CITE received accreditation from the UCJ for all the secondary offerings. A Cuban national recruited by the government of Jamaica joined our staff, highlighting the importance of a native speaker in a foreign language programme.

Dr. Garth Anderson

2010 - Present

In 2011, there was the beginning of the B.Ed programme. In 2012 the Projects and Research Unit spearheaded the improvement of the aesthetics of the college grounds. The opening and establishment of the Brown’s Town campus. The College had its inaugural Research Day in February 2013. Our relationship with The Temple University strengthened as the Doctoral Program came in place. We joined forces with the University of Technology (UTECH) to provide a Mathematics Masters programme. There was also the implementation of the Bachelor of Education with Advanced Standing Programme (BEASP).The refurbishing and reopening of the pool was spearheaded by the office of Projects and Research. The Kerr Jarrett Gift of Hope Award was donated by Marilyn Barnett, a past CTC Early Childhood student. The construction of six new classrooms named in honour of Dr. Kenneth Thaxter. The opening of the CTC museum in the library. The music room was constructed and opened in 2014. Commencement of the 50th Anniversary celebrations in September 2014 began with a float parade in the town of Mandeville. The college began erection of a Special Education Centre. The gymnasium was extended to accommodate other areas related to physical activity. Launch of a special publication from a Special Education Conference held in January in association with the Jamaica Teachers Association and the Jamaica Teaching Council. Launch of a special publication from a Special Education Conference held in January in association with the Jamaica Teachers Association and the Jamaica Teaching Council.

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