Howard Isaacs is a Justice of the Peace, the Immediate Past President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association and Principal of the Moneague College.
A graduate of the Moneague Teachers’ College, Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College and the University of the West Indies, he is the holder of a Diploma in Education, a Bachelors Degree in History and a Masters Degree in Education. He also has a Diploma in School Management from Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada.
He has served as the interim Executive Director of the Council of Community Colleges, Principal of Moneague Primary and Junior High School; Senior Lecturer at Moneague College and Part-time Lecturer for the University of the West Indies.
In 2004, he was awarded the status of a Professional Fellow in Education to the Commonwealth. In November 2014, he was awarded the status of an Emerging Leader in the Americas by the Government of Canada and participated along with other academic leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 2014 Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Collaboration Mission in Canada.
He has delivered speeches at several international conferences in Europe and North America. These include: The World Reading Association, Teens for Technology in Washington, USA, Nash Community College in North Carolina, USA, and the International Principal Association Conference in Gloucester, England among others.
Mr. Isaacs has served on several organisational, National Boards and Committees. These include the Institute of Jamaica, The Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-Tec), the Teachers’ Service Commission, the Jamaica Teaching Council, St Ann Chamber of Commerce, St. Ann Home Coming Committee and Friends of the Sea, inter alia.
He sits on committees for the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE), the Teachers Colleges of Jamaica (TCJ) the Joint Committee of Tertiary Education (JCTE), the Overseas Examination Commission (OEC), and the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) and was also the Chairman of the Consortium of Institutions for Teacher Education (C.I.T.E). In 2015 he was awarded the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for service to Education.
Mr Isaacs is a Junior Minister within the Apostolic Ark Ministries. He is married to Audette and they are the proud parents of two children– Davita and David.