Mr. Howard Isaacs is the Principal of The Moneague College.

A graduate of the Moneague Teachers’ College, Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College and the University of the West Indies, Mr. Isaacs 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 is currently pursuing his terminal degree at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

In his professional sojourn he 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 also 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 of last year he was selected as an ELAP Champion by the Canadian Government.

He has made presentations at several conferences. These include: The World Reading Association, Teens for Technology in Washington USA, Nash Community College in North Carolina USA, The Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica and the International Principal Association Conference in Gloucester England among others.  

Mr. Isaacs serves on several boards; these include the Institute of Jamaica, The Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, Overseas Examination Commission, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, the Jamaica Teaching Council, the Joint Board of Teacher Education and the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica.

Ethical Leadership in dealing with Complex Dilemmas

Presenter: Mr Garth Anderson

Affiliation: Principal, Church Teachers’ College, Jamaica

Presenter: Mr Howard Isaacs

Affiliation: Principal, The Moneague College, Jamaica


Leadership of an educational institution can be very complex.  Operating within institutions of learning are varying values of individuals and the institution itself.  As a result, addressing dilemmas that will arise can be very challenging. Ethical issues may not be an obligation of the leadership but it has been found to be a useful tool in solving problems in educational institutions.  The presentation therefore seeks to highlight the use of ethical frames as a means of looking at challenges from a holistic viewpoint, which should help in creating an effective institution of learning.

{click here for paper}