Permanent Secretary



Dr. Kasan Troupe assumed responsibility as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Youth on October 1, 2023. She is a graduate of The Mico Teachers’ College (now The Mico University College), having attained an Honours Diploma in Secondary Education. She is the holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management, with First Class Honours, and a Master of Arts in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change, with distinction, both from the University of the West Indies (Mona). She also holds a Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University and also boasts certification in Project and Program Management, Monitoring and Control from Setym International of Canada, Financial Management in Schools from MIND, Financial Literacy for Students and Youth from the Commonwealth Secretariat, a graduate of the Effective Principalship Programme at the National College for Educational Leadership and from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she pursued a certificate in Education Policy Implementation. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of London.

Dr. Troupe is a highly skilled educator with expertise in transformational leadership; educational policy implementation, result-based management, training and behaviour change consultancy, motivational presentations, excellent programme planning, and youth advocacy.

She has served the education system at many levels as a guidance counsellor at St. Andrew Technical High School and then at The Queen’s School for nine years where she was promoted to the role of senior teacher. She served as principal of Denbigh High School for four years and served in the central ministry as an Education Officer in Region 6; Assistant Chief Education Officer in Region 1; Deputy Chief Education Officer (Acting); and Chief Education Officer (Acting).

She is an ideator, innovator, trainer, a performance coach, an author, a motivational speaker and has represented the education sector in many local and international fora including those convened by UNESCO, UNICEF, IDB, the Commonwealth of Learning and across many countries including France, London, Singapore, China, Fiji, USA, Barbados, Bahamas, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Columbia, Chile, the Dominican Republic and others within Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Troupe is a member of the sub-committee of the Schools Examination Committee (SUBSEC) of the Caribbean Examination Council, a Commissioner on the Board of the Overseas Examination Commission, a member of the Board of Directors for the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, a member of the Projects Committee of eLearning Jamaica, a member of the Steering Committees of the National College for Educational Leadership and the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, a commissioned officer at the rank of Captain in the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force, a Justice of the Peace and the Regional nominee to lead the Latin American and Caribbean High-Level Steering Committee of SDG 4 (HLSC) for 2024-2025 period.

She is an awardee of the Governor General’s Programme of Excellence Award for Leadership, an appointed ambassador for the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative and a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education.