|Board member, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, District 1|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina Central University|
Taylor earned a B.S. in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University. She currently works as a teaching assistant at Forest Park Elementary School. Taylor and her husband, James, have three kids currently attending district schools.
Deanna Taylor ran against fellow Democratic candidates Vic Johnson, Chenita Barber Johnson and Malishai Woodbury in the primary election on May 6, 2014. Taylor and Vic Johnson advanced to the November 4, 2014, general election but faced no additional opposition.
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Democratic||Vic Johnson Incumbent||48%||18,068|
|Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "2014 General Election Results," accessed December 30, 2014|
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 1 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Democratic||Vic Johnson Incumbent||31.3%||3,012|
|Democratic||Chenita Barber Johnson||11.3%||1,088|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014|
Taylor had not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Forsyth County Board of Elections as of April 30, 2014.
Taylor was endorsed by the Winston-Salem Journal ahead of the primary election.
Taylor listed her themes for the 2014 campaign on her campaign website:
|“||Equity and Fairness
Each student, regardless of race, gender, culture or socio-economic level should have access to every resources available to help them succeed. In order to ensure equity and fairness throughout our school we should:
Support for Teachers
Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools employs about 4,000 classroom/ part-time teachers. I know firsthand the daily challenges teachers face in the classroom, and I believe that we must do everything possible to support them and give them the tools, encouragement and motivation to succeed.
Many teachers feel that they do not have adequate time during the year to find professional development resources or to collaborate with their peers. Professional development needs to be a priority so that we can continue to retain quality teachers and give them the opportunity to improve their teaching skills and knowledge.
Building strong communication and support with our teachers and administrators is also an imperative factor in ensuring that we have quality, motivated teachers. We need to identify which current procedures are successful and which ones are not. This will allow us to collaborate to design better alternative systems.
By understanding and supporting the needs of our teachers, we can help maintain their motivation. These teachers will then convey their enthusiasm to their students, and I believe this encourages them to learn.
—Deanna Taylor's campaign website, (2014) 
About the districtWinston-Salem, the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina. According to the United States Census Bureau, Forsyth County is home to 361,220 residents. Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 53,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Forsyth County outperformed the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.6 percent of Forsyth County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Forsyth County was $45,809 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Forsyth County was 17.6 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools elections (2014)
- Deanna Taylor for School Board Committee, "About Deanna," accessed April 30, 2014
- Winston-Salem Journal, "Editorial: 2014 endorsements in school board primaries," April 22, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Deanna Taylor for School Board Committee, "Issues," accessed April 30, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Forsyth County, North Carolina," accessed April 29, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 29, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed April 29, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Elections|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Robert Barr • John M. Davenport Jr. • Katherine Fansler • German D. Garcia • Mark Johnson • Elisabeth Motsinger|
Candidates defeated in the primary: • Suzanne Carroll • Donald Dunn • Chenita Barber Johnson • Malishai Woodbury • Irene May
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|