Ja’Quez is a native North Carolinian and committed resident of Thomasville North Carolina and a lifelong educator. Ja’Quez praises his single mother for raising two extraordinary Black Boys on her own. He is the oldest and was a strong student who loved helping and advocating for his peers and community as a teenager. Ja’Quez is a dedicated Champion advocating for equitable changes in public education on behalf of ALL children and families. Mr. Taylor is a respected educator that has experience in education from serving in various states and roles ranging from Oklahoma, Texas, South Florida, and North Carolina.