January L. Taylor is from Mobile, Alabama. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Mrs. Taylor has more than 17 years working with at-risk youth, beginning as a case worker in a youth home, right out of college. She was certified as a Youth Development Professional by Celebrate Life International, to partner with and teach character and leadership within the local schools and juvenile justice system. This very fulfilling work led to an opportunity with the Mobile County Public Schools as a Parent Program Manager and Dropout Prevention Specialist.
Mrs. Taylor currently serves as the Graduation Coach for Citronelle High School in the northern most part of the Mobile County Public School System. Citronelle High School has the largest geographical area of the twelve high schools in the system, with areas including Mount Vernon, Axis, Creola, Chunchula, and Citronelle.
Mrs. Taylor has sat on the boards of various community organizations throughout her career, including COC Board for the Homeless Coalition of the Alabama Gulf Coast, and is also a sustaining member of The Junior