At its regular February business meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named Dr. Al Taylor as Interim Associate Superintendent of School Improvement and Operations.
Dr. Taylor, currently an assistant superintendent for middle schools, will fill the role currently held by Dr. Steve Flynt who has accepted the superintendent position in another Georgia school district. The Division of School Improvement and Operations provides leadership and support to local schools by ensuring the divisional operations and processes are followed to maximize student achievement, striving to keep schools safe and secure, advising schools in disciplinary interventions, and providing a direct line of communication between the school and district office. In addition, this division coordinates the Local School Plan of Improvement (LSPI) process and directs federal and special programs (Title I). In other personnel action, the Board appointed Dranita Morrow, an assistant principal at Ferguson Elementary School, as the new principal of Kanoheda Elementary School. Mrs. Morrow replaces Dr. Nicole White who was appointed last month as the district’s Executive Director of Special Education.
Dr. Al Taylor, Associate Superintendent of School Improvement and Operations
2019-Present Assistant Superintendent, Middle Schools
2013-2019 Principal, Berkmar High School
2011-2013 Principal, Radloff Middle School
2006-2011 Assistant Principal,Meadowcreek High School
2002-2003 Teacher, Sweetwater Middle School
Bachelor’s degree in Business Education— Georgia Southern University
Master’s degree in Educational Leadership — Georgia State University
Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership — Georgia State University
Dr. Taylor also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Piedmont College. He is a graduate of the 2010 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Principal Program, Cohort 4.
Principal, Kanoheda Elementary School
2016-Present Assistant Principal, Ferguson Elementary School
2012-2016 Assistant Principal, Kanoheda Elementary School
2001-2012 Teacher, Shiloh Elementary School
2001 Teacher, Screven County Schools, (GA)
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education— Georgia Southern University
Master’s degree in Elementary Education— Walden University
Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership— Clark Atlanta University
Dr. Morrow is a member of the 2020 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Principal Program, Cohort 14, and a graduate of the 2012 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Leader Program, Cohort 3.