At Taylor Road MS, we believe each child has the ability to make a positive difference in the world. As an administrative team, we help students meet their fullest potential emotionally, intellectually, socially, and physically in a safe and supportive environment. Education is the key to success. In partnership with students, parents, educators and the community, we help to create responsible, respectful, caring, and accountable citizens.
Principal Kelly Parker began his service at Taylor Road MS as an assistant principal in 2009; he was named principal in June 2018. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of South Dakota and his Masters of Education in English at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Parker has been with Fulton County Schools since 1999. Before coming to Fulton, Mr. Parker began his teaching career in South Dakota at Vermillion HS teaching English and coaching debate. He moved to Roosevelt HS in Sioux Falls, SD -- teaching language arts and also directing the debate program in 1995. He moved to Georgia and began the debate program at Centennial HS in Roswell. After thirteen years as a debate coach and teacher, he was named assistant principal at Chattahoochee High School. He served for three years at CHS before joining Taylor Road Middle School.
Ms. Patorgis has been a part of FCS for many years and has been an assistant principal at River Trail Middle School and Roswell North Elementary School prior to coming to TRMS. She started in the classroom as a special education teacher then moved on to a position as an Instructional Support Teacher over special education. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her Master's Degree at Georgia State University. She is so excited to be a part of the Taylor Road Middle School family!
Ms. Kim has served as an educator in the Fulton County School System since 2005. She taught English Language Arts and reading at River Trail Middle School and became an assistant principal at Taylor Road MS in 2015. Ms. Kim's educational credentials include a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, a master's degree in Childhood Education, and a master's degree in Literacy Specialist Program from The State University of New York Buffalo. Ms. Kim also holds a specialist's degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. Ms. Kim believes all children can learn and grow to their fullest potential. With unwavering support and strategic collaboration from all stakeholders, Ms. Kim looks forward to continuing to empower students.
Ms. Cousin is joining Taylor Road in her second year as an assistant principal. Before coming to TRMS, she served as assistant principal at Hopewell Middle School. She has also worked as an RTI Behavior Intervention Coach for two years and science for eleven years. Ms. Cousin earned her undergraduate degree in Middle Grades Education from LaGrange College and graduate degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration and Supervision from the University of West Georgia. She is excited to join the Taylor Road community!