Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor has been an educator with the Houston County Board of Education for over 20 years. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Middle Grades Education from Ft. Valley State College, she began teaching 8th grade Science at Bert Rumble Middle School. Her love of learning led her back to school where she earned an Education Specialist Degree in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern and an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration from the University of Georgia. Continuing at the University of Georgia, Dr. Taylor went on to earn her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2002. After serving three years as Assistant Principal at Tabor Middle School, she was named Principal of Bert Rumble Middle School in 1998. In 2005 Bert Rumble Middle School became Huntington Middle School.
Throughout her years in education, Dr. Taylor has received numerous awards. In 2010, she was selected as the Georgia Middle School Principal of the Year; in 2017 she received the Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator Award from the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, and in 2018 she was appointed by the National Association of Secondary Principals as the Middle Level At Large Representative.
Dr. Taylor is married to Charlie Taylor. Their son, Donkor, attended Huntington Middle School, graduated from Warner Robins High School, and went on to earn his degree in Chemical Engineering from Tuskegee University and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Donkor is married to Kendra Wilder. She received her Masters in Nutrition Science from Purdue University and completed an internship at Emory University in Atlanta. She is a board certified dietitian. In her free time, Dr. Taylor enjoys going to the gym and taking long walks.