Dr. Jonita Dunn Taylor has lived in North Carolina for her entire life. A current resident of Guilford County, Dr. Taylor has worked in North Carolina Public Schools for 17 years and has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum facilitator, assistant principal, and principal. Presently, she is serving as Principal at Murphey Traditional Academy in Greensboro, NC.

Dr. Taylor received her early education in Wake County and Northampton County schools. After graduating from Northampton County High School East in 1999, she continued her post-secondary education at North Carolina Central University graduating three years later in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Elementary Education. In 2004, she received her Master of Arts in K-12 Reading Literacy from North Carolina State University. Furthering her education at UNC-Greensboro, she obtained her Educational Specialist Degree (EDS) in Educational Leadership in 2007. Continuing at UNC –Greensboro, she completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed. D) in the specialty area of “Cultural Competency of School Leaders” on December 13, 2013.

Her awards include featured teacher in the Durham Herald Sun, Central Elementary School’s “Teacher of the Year” as well as other recognitions in educational leadership.

Completing training as a member of Equity Leadership Team for Guilford County Schools, she conducts workshops for schools in the district. Dr. Taylor has also served as coach for instructional coaches and academic lead teachers through the Opportunity Culture initiative.

Jonita and her husband, Anthony are blessed two children – son, Anthony Maurice, and daughter, Jalyn.