Mr. Howell began his teaching career at the Grateful Hill Primary school where he
taught between the years of 1972 and 1985. In 1985, he accepted a teaching post at the Drews
Avenue Primary. Mr. Howell retired from the teaching profession after several years as the
Principal of the Edith Dalton James High School. Mr. Howell holds a teaching Diploma from the
Mico Teachers’ College as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Diploma in Business
Administration and a Master of Science Degree from the University of the West Indies. Mr.
Howell was elected to the Board of Directors of the JTA Co-op Credit Union in 2004. Mr.
Howell is a 2013 recipient of the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Services in
Mrs Bramwell-Shakes is a Teacher-Librarian at the Hayes
Primary & Junior High School. She began her teaching career at the Kemps Hill High School where she taught as a teacher & netball coach. A graduate of the Bethlehem Teachers College Mrs. Bramwell-Shakes also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the Central Connecticut State University. She was elected to serve on the Board of the JTA Co-op Credit Union on May 4, 2013.
An award winning educator Dr. Margaret Bailey has over 30 years teaching experience and is presently the principal of the Rollington Town Primary School. Dr. Bailey was born and raised in the parish of St. Ann, where she attended Runaway Bay All- Age School and the Prestigious St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School. She relocated to Kingston in 1980 to attend St Joseph’s Teachers’ College. Dr Bailey holds a PhD degree in Educational Psychology, with highest Commendation: A Masters Degree in Educational Psychology with Distinction and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in History with Honours from the University of the West Indies. In 2004, Dr. Bailey was awarded a Research Fellowship to the University of Alberta, Canada, where she successfully completed intensive training in how to conduct qualitative Research.
Dr. Bailey has been a teacher for 32 years and presently works at Rollington Town, where she has been its Principal since 1999.
Mr. Drysdale is the Regional Officer, Secondary Supervision, Region II in Portland in the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information. He has worked in the Ministry of Education, Jamaica Teaching Council as Education Officer. He has Acted as the Senior Vice
Principal and Vice Principal at Happy Grove High School and a Lecturer of the Mico University College.
Mr. Drysdale has served on many committees both from his past schools and the Ministry of Education. He served as President and Vice President of Seaside Basic School P.T.A. and as a Treasurer at Happy Grove High School. He is involved in his community and presently serves
as President of Fairy Hill Estate Citizens Association from 2009. He is a Minister of Religion at United Pentecostal Church.
Mr. Drysdale holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Teaching at Mico University College and the U.W.I respectively. He has been trained as a School Inspector in the field of Information Technology Level 1.
Mr. Lebert Drysdale was elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2017.
Melva Humes-Johnson is currently employed at Iona High School a position she has held since 2000, she has served in various capacities such as Senior Teacher, Head of Disciplinary Committee, Vice Principal, Acting Principal and now Principal.
She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from University of Sheffield, Bachelor Degree in Educational Administration from University of the West Indies, Certificate for Effective Principal from National College of Educational Leadership (NCEL) and a Diploma in Primary Education from Moneague College.
Mrs. Humes Johnson has served on many committees such as:
- President of JTA West St. Mary District Association for 2 years
- JTA Parish President for St. Mary
- Participated in the President Elect Campaign for JTA in 2012
- Chairman of PAC, JTA,
- Chairman of the Secondary Schools, JTA,