Georgia Taylor Named New Principal at McFerran Preparatory Academy

Taylor is currently the assistant principal at McFerran Preparatory Academy

January 6, 2021 - Becoming the top leader at McFerran Preparatory Academy is a full-circle moment for Georgia Taylor. It is the same place she started her career in education nearly 20 years ago.

“I am excited that Ms. Taylor is being named the next principal at McFerran,” said Dr. Nate Meyer, Accelerated Improvement Schools assistant superintendent. “She provides a great combination of being a principal of a school and a current administrator at McFerran. We are confident in Ms. Taylor’s ability to build community within the school and improve academic outcomes for students.”

Back in September 2003, Taylor joined the school team as an instructional assistant. Her son was a student there, and she said taking the job fulfilled multiple goals.

“I was a single mother starting a second career. I knew that I had to be involved and present in my son's education that I had to make my own education a priority in my life so that he could see that education is the key that could open doors of endless possibilities,” Taylor said.

After a year at McFerran, Taylor worked as an instructional assistant, teacher and assistant principal at Wellington Elementary. She also served as principal at an elementary school in Meade County and as interim principal for MyMEADE Online School in Brandenburg.

In August, Taylor joined the McFerran team again as the school’s assistant principal, and was named its principal this week. She is passionate about building strong relationships with her students and said that commitment will only strengthen with the new role.

“I believe that building positive relationships is necessary to have a successful school,” she said.  “Our daily interactions speak to how we can grow and become stronger by supporting and encouraging one another. Everything that we do must be what is best for students.  Every opportunity that we spend with students is a chance to change that student’s life.”

Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree from Murray State University and her master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast. She is currently working on her doctor of education from Western Kentucky University. Taylor begins her new position on Jan. 11.