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Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Bonlee, NC - Kimberly Taylor, principal of Bonlee School has been named Principal of the Year for Chatham County Schools. Dr. Derrick Jordan surprised Taylor at school on Friday, October 18 with the announcement.
Taylor has been with Chatham County Schools for six years. She entered the district as Assistant Principal at Virginia Cross in 2007 and was named Principal of SAGE Academy in 2009 were she served until becoming the principal of Bonlee School in 2011.
The selection committee enjoyed an interview with Taylor followed by the opportunity to see evidence of achievement in individual classrooms. Taylor is particularly proud of Bonlee’s implementation of The Leader In Me program. Through this program, she has witnessed fewer discipline referrals and more students taking responsibility for their actions and their academic success. Dr. Jordan said, "Kim Taylor is an excellent choice to represent the outstanding principals we have in Chatham County. Under her leadership, Bonlee School is making great strides in the area of academic success. Ms. Taylor's positive attitude and high energy are assets to our district in general and to the Bonlee community in particular.”
District Principals were nominated by colleagues for consideration. The senior leadership team narrowed the group to three finalists, and a committee finalized the selection after conducting school visits with the finalists.
Taylor will now compete at the regional level. Those winners go on to compete to be the State Principal of the Year.