Trailblazer. Visionary. Innovator. Change Agent AND The FIRST Black Woman to Open a Charter School in AlabamaTrailblazer. Visionary. Innovator. Change Agent AND The FIRST Black Woman to Open a Charter School in Alabama https://legacyprepal.org/wp-content/themes/movedo/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 awfulcool https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/8b175366c8ece40151318d8c07ecedba?s=96&d=mm&r=g
BY CANDIE A. PRICE
I first met Jonta Morris in the Spring of 2019 toward the end of my first year as a high school English teacher at Teach for America’s annual Opportunity Summit, an event that brings together corp members, alumni, local nonprofits, businesses, school districts, charter schools and universities. I recall her warm, welcoming personality as she passionately shared the mission of Legacy Prep, the new school she would soon open, Birmingham’s first charter school. She spoke with such eloquence and unwavering commitment to the cause of educational equity and justice, and it is wonderful to see her vision come to fruition. Legacy Prep has officially finished its first year of operation and is soaring into its second, despite the presence of an unforeseen nationwide pandemic.