Principal of Muschett High School in Trelawny, Leighton Johnson, is the new president-elect designate of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA.

He was declared the winner during an online voting process last week.

According to the JTA, of the 2,758 votes cast, Mr. Johnson received 1,587 votes.

President of the 58-year-old organisation, Winston Smith, told our news centre two other candidates were nominated for the post.

He noted that Terrian Okeef Saunders emerged with the second highest number of votes.

Winston Smith, President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association.

Mr Johnson will be officially installed as the JTA’s president-elect at the 58th Annual Conference scheduled for August 22 to 24, at the Hilton Hotel, Montego Bay.