About the Principal

jtSince 2004, Mr. Jonathan Taylor has served as a teacher, Operations Manager, Lead Educator, and Principal in Camden City Public Schools. He began his professional career with Camden City Public Schools as a self-contained teacher at Bonsall Family School, where he went on to earn Bonsall's 2009 and 2012 Teacher of the Year and runner-up Teacher of the Year in 2011. Mr. Taylor has served as an administrator in Camden City School Public Schools since 2015.

Mr. Taylor earned degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (B.A Criminal Justice) and Wilmington University (Master, Educational Leadership). He currently is in pursuit of his doctoral degree from Wilmington University.

 Mr. Taylor challenges each student to not look back at the past, but look forward to the future and seize the opportunities that have been directed their way; What may have happened is over and it is time to move forward to new beginnings. Those new beginnings start at Pride Academy.

He has challenged the faculty and staff at Pride Academy to raise the bar academically and to expose each and every student to programs and interventions that will help them develop academic and social skills ensuring their success. Thus birthing the slogan for Pride Academy, “Success for ALL Students.”

 Mr. Taylor is thankful to have the opportunity to lead Pride Academy and he is committed to working with families in a positive, respectful, and professional manner.

It is with great pleasure that Mr. Taylor and staff welcome you to the Pride Academy! Each new school year brings about new opportunities for learning and a renewed commitment to becoming productive citizens.

Principal Taylor