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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

Meet the guides who are making a difference at Legacy Prep.

Our Board of Directors

Legacy Prep is expanding our Governing Board of Directors. Our selection process:


Upload resume and complete brief application.


Complete a school tour and interview with the CEO.


Complete interview with the Governance Committee and/or full board and/or board vote.

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