Mrs. Aprill Jones-Byrd began her career in education as a sixth grade science and social studies teacher at Carrollton Junior High. During 2001 she was voted Teacher of the Year for Carrollton Junior High and also was selected as the 2002 system’s Teacher of the Year. She entered school administration in 2002 -2003 and has held several administrative titles spanning administrative assistant and parent involvement coordinator at Carrollton Elementary, the Director of New Horizons Alternative School, and graduation coach/assistant principal at Carrollton High School.
As for her education, Mrs. Jones-Byrd earned a specialist degree in Educational Leadership and a master’s of education in administration and supervision from the University of West Georgia. She also earned a B.S. degree in middle grades education from West Georgia College. Currently she is the principal of Carrollton City Schools Performance Learning Center.
She and her husband, Leney Byrd, are natives of Carroll County and graduates of Central High School. There was a time in their lives they thought they would never be Carrollton Trojans, but now they proudly bleed black and gold. They have a middle school daughter, Haylee Beth, who is also a part of the Trojan Nation.