Tamora McConnell

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Dr. Tamora McConnell was born and raised in Jackson, MS. She has been an educator since 2011 in K-12 across the state of Mississippi. Dr. McConnell has served in higher education since 2022. She joins the Walden team as a Contributing Faculty member for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Master of the Arts in Elementary Education (Teacher Licensure).
She earned her bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism from USM and a Master's in the Art of Teaching- Elementary Education from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS. She continued her education at William Carey to earn a Specialist in Instructional Leadership and Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2019. Her dissertation topic was on the in-flip classroom model in elementary classrooms. In 2020, she was recognized as Teacher of the Year for her school, Power APAC, and in 2022, she was recognized as Support Staff of the Year for her district. No matter how far away she is from the classroom, she believes in always doing what's best for children. So much so, she served as a fellow with the NEA Foundation Global Fellowship where she learned how to connect schools in South Africa and Peru to American schools.
Dr. McConnell is also a member of the 2021-2022 class of Leadership Greater Jackson and a member of Junior League of Jackson. Dr. McConnell enjoys writing fictional novels and aspires to one day become a published author. Dr. McConnell currently resides in her home state of Mississippi.


EdD, William Carey University

Specialist in Education, William Carey University

MEd, William Carey University

BA, University of Southern Mississippi