Tanisha Jones

Head of Middle and Upper School

Years at NGFS: 12

Education: B.S., NC A&T State University, Post-Baccalaureate Studies: Education/Mathematics

As Tanisha begins her 12th year at NGFS she takes on a new role as Head of Middle and Upper School. She is excited about, "Building a sense of community where I can work in conjunction with staff, students and parents in aiding the school in the holistic development of students in a creative environment."

Tanisha enjoyed being a part of the 2017-19 Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools. Throughout this two-year program, members strengthen their capacity and skills for the unique role of Friends school leadership and the peculiar art of sustaining the Quaker value-based ethos of a Friends school. She says about working at a Friends school, "The Quaker ideal where 'that of God" is seen in every person creates an atmosphere of tolerance and openness throughout the community and makes for an incredible learning experience for all."

In her free time she enjoys music, singing, traveling, trying new restaurants, being involved in her church community and spending time with family and friends. Tanisha also has two sons, ages 17 and 15.