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FCPS announces new principal for Morton Middle School

Twanjua Jones Superintendent Manny Caulk has announced Twanjua Jones as the new principal of Morton Middle School, effective July 1, 2020. “People are passionate about wanting to be leaders in Fayette County Public Schools at this time, which is a reflection of the incredible work happening both in our schools and at the district level,” Caulk said.

Jones, who has 24 years of experience in education, began her career as a high school math teacher in North Carolina, where she also was a principal intern, assistant principal, and principal. She moved to Kentucky in 2007 and served for seven years as the associate principal at Morton before joining the district leadership team as a minority administrative intern. In 2014 she was named principal of Yates Elementary School and she has served in that role since. Jones earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a master’s degree in school administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Rank I in educational leadership from the University of Kentucky, where she is also pursuing her doctoral degree. 

“The SBDM Council and I are excited for Mrs. Jones to return as a Mustang,” said Chief of High Schools James McMillin, who was involved with the search process. “She is an energetic and student-centered leader, and I can’t wait to see the positive changes she brings to Morton Middle School and its community.”