The Board of Management of the St Andrew High School for Girls is pleased to announce the appointment of Old Girl Mrs. Keeva Ingram, MEd, BSc, Dip. Ed. as the incoming Principal of St Andrew High School for Girls effective September 1, 2019. Mrs Ingram’s appointment is consequent on Mrs Sharon Reid proceeding on leave prior to retirement after 37 years of sterling service to the School, 19 years of which she served as Principal.

Mrs. Keeva Ingram’s selection has been endorsed by the Methodist and United Churches and approved by the Ministry of Education Youth and Information and she becomes the second Old Girl to be appointed Principal since the School’s founding in 1925.

Mrs Ingram joined the Academic Staff in 1998 as a teacher of Management of Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship and was appointed Vice Principal of the Lower School in 2018. She holds a Masters of Education in Educational Administration (UWI) and a Bachelors of Science in Professional Management (Nova Southeastern University, USA) and a Diploma in Education (UTECH). She earned her Professional Qualification for Principalship from the National College for Educational Leadership in 2016.

Mrs. Keeva Ingram (left) with outgoing SAOGA President Sally Carter (right), at the SAOGA Valentine & SAINT Awards Dinner 2019.

The School Family and students have welcomed Mrs Ingram’s appointment, noting her leadership and her effective and sustained involvement in all aspects of school life over her 17 years at the School. She has served as Assistant Dean of Discipline, Grade Coordinator (Grades 8 & 12) and Teacher Representative to the PTA.  In addition to her teaching, Mrs. Ingram has brought her administrative skills in curriculum planning, programme administration, innovation and strategic planning to the School. She has assisted in developing and managing the school’s systems for increased efficiency in operations and performance having served as the Coordinator for e-Learning, the School Information Management System (SIMS) and the Student Evaluation of Staff.

Mrs. Ingram has also been actively involved in her community, particularly with the youth. She has served in the Swallowfield Chapel Youth Department, as Swallowfield Choir Director, and with faith-based youth camps – Moorlands and Inter-Schools Christian Fellowship (ISCF). She has also volunteered in musical theatre and performance with the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and the Swallowfield Chapel.

Mrs. Ingram is married to David and together they have four children.