Meet the Team

Bay 8’s Administration Staff At Joan Duncan Leadership Conference


Itanya Johnson-Wright

Administrator General

Itanya Johnson-Wright studied at Church Teachers college where I earned a diploma in business education, studied at Knox community college where I earned a Ba in mathematics and computer science and the catholic college of Jamaica in collaboration with St Mary university where I earned a Masters in Education.  I have been teacher for 22 years and am currently working with the Ministry of Education as cluster based mathematics specialist for Clarendon.I have 2 sons aged 25 and 10.

Dr. Iona Irving, PhD

Dr. Iona Irving, PhD, was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is  the President and Founder of El Schaddei Outreach Ministries, Inc, a Florida, U.S.A. Non-Profit Outreach Ministry founded in 2006 with affiliates around the world. Dr. Iona Irving,  is also the Founder and Owner of Sachiona Online Radio founded in 2008 and Sachiona Daily Newspaper. She was educated at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, La Universidad  Autonomo De Puebla, Mexico,, Pittmans Institute, London, England and  Career Dynamics Institute, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and also, International Vocational Institute, Miami Florida, U.S.A.. She has attained PhD in Mass Communication,, PhD in Counseling and Doctor of Divinity. She has a Masters in Spanish and Diploma in French.
She is a professional Author and Publisher and is the Author of, “Thirty Days To Transform Yourself” and “You  And Your True Self” sold worldwide on and various bookstores including, Barnes & Nobles.An experienced Broadcaster, Editor, Writer,Talk Radio Hostess, Public Relations professional, Motivational Speaker, Minister and Entrepreneur. A woman of many talents. However, she has dedicated all her talents  to help people bringing out their gifts and talents and is very passionate about getting rid of poverty.

Mr Hewitt Taylor


Hewitt Taylor is an educator, specialized in Mathematics and Science.  He has devoted 90 percent of his practice to teaching mathematics in three different countries (Jamaica, Bahamas, and Bermuda) extending over four (4) secondary schools and two (2) colleges- Atlantic College and The College of The Bahamas.  Mr. Taylor has extensive experience in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning throughout the education sector.  He has authored various mathematics modules and has facilitated workshops on Best Practices to teachers of Mathematics in Bahamas and Bermuda.

In 1997, Hewitt graduated from the Mico Teacher’s College where he received the awards for Excellence in Teaching of Mathematics and The Best Teacher of General Science.  In 2000, he was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award at Dinthill Technical High School. In 2004, Hewitt received an honors degree in Mathematics at University of the West Indies. He completed his Masters of Science degree in Higher Education at the Walden University in 2016 with Honors.

Hewitt Taylor has a wide range of experience with various Mathematics curricula to include: CXC, CSEC, CAPE, GCSE, IGCSE, AP Calculus AB, Advanced Level Mathematics, Finite Mathematics and Calculus for Business and Social and life Sciences.

In 2018, Hewitt Taylor was awarded the Teacher of the Year at The Berkeley Institute, Bermuda. His work continued as he was also the BEN Outstanding Teacher Award nominee for the Bermuda Education Network Outstanding Teacher award 2019. In addition to those awards, Hewitt went on to mentor teachers in Mathematics in Bermuda and was awarded Certificate of Training – Observations of a Master Teacher– Bermuda Teacher Induction Programme (BTIP)- 2019

Being an educator for over 25 years, Hewitt Taylor finds it to be a very enriching and rewarding experience especially when he sees lives transform through the exercise of patience and dexterity in his pedagogical practices. Hewitt now holds Basketball, athletics, and soccer as his favorite sports