Legacy Prep couldn’t exist without educators who love kids and believe in our values. Meet our team and join our village.

Meet our Founder and CEO

Jonta Morris

Jonta is a leader with an unwavering commitment to equity and justice. As Legacy Prep’s Founder and CEO, she is passionate about creating lives of choice and opportunity for Legacy Prep’s children and families; empowering them to redefine what is possible in their lives, community, and world.

It is her firm belief that a school should always be the heartbeat of a community, and that it is the job of educators to pour into the lives of students in a way that prepares them to step into and lead in the purpose assigned for their lives. Jonta has been a leader in education reform for the past decade. Prior to her current role, Jonta served as both an Assistant Principal and Principal Resident at a priority turnaround school within Denver Public Schools. Prior to joining DPS, she served as both the founding reading teacher and was asked to be the founding assistant principal at KIPP Montbello College Prep in Denver, Colorado. Jonta also spent time as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Academy Elementary in Bronx, New York. As a 2008 Teach For America Corps Member, Jonta taught first grade within Atlanta Public Schools. In the summers of 2009 and 2010, she was able to engage her love for building a strong adult and student culture and effective instruction as a Teach For America Atlanta Institute staff member. Jonta holds a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University. In addition, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia,where she graduated with highest honors.

Our Team

Adeline Turner

Alexis London

April Davis

Ashley Baldwin

Ashley Buckelew

Brandi Tucker

Brittany Dawson

Charissa Taylor

Clarett Waters

Danielle Burttram

Eboné Brown

Ebone Kimber

Faith Smith

Farran Tryon

Hanah Brock

Hollie Hillman

Jasmine Merlette

Jessica Jeffries

Joí Hudson

Katelijn Berckmans

Katie McMeans

Kevaun Baird

Lauren Heathscott

Lydia Barnett

Madyson Reynolds

Matt Kuhns

Mersedes Engle

Mia Toole

Nathan Patton

Noah Ward

Olympia Oliver

Phillip Giles

Rochelle Elliott

Shelby Bray

Tanisha Peterson


Legacy Prep is recruiting members for our Governing Board of Directors.

Our Board Selection Process:

  1. Upload resume and complete brief application.
  2. Complete a school tour and interview with the CEO.
  3. Complete interview with the Governance Committee and/or full board and/or board vote.

Our Partners

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    Legacy Prep admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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      Phone: (205) 573-0777
      Email: connect@legacyprepal.org

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