Our Team

Core Team

Dr. Priscilla Jacobs Maynor

Founder + CEO

Priscilla is a systems-focused education strategist, generalist and collaborator recognized in many circles for her broad knowledge in public education, and her business acumen and forward-thinking leadership. Priscilla’s experience spans across the K-12 public education sector – from the classroom, school, district, regional, state and national levels. Her unique set of expertise and perspectives on organizational leadership and capacity-building, culture, teaching + learning, equity and the power of the community voice fuels her passion to catalyze education innovation particularly in diverse communities + populations that are often marginalized, underrepresented and underserved.

Phone: (919) 215-5809
Email: priscilla@imaginedpartners.com


Bonnie Farries, MA

Chief Operating Officer

Bonnie Farries is a highly accomplished and well-respected professional with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She has held numerous senior leadership positions, including Director of Institutional Planning at Lethbridge College, CAO at the Town of Coaldale, and Chief Operating Officer and Owner at Privatenode LLC. Bonnie also has a Masters in Political Science from the University of Lethbridge.

She is highly sought after for her expertise in strategic planning, policy development, program management, and operational efficiency. Bonnie is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, and she firmly believes that strong communities are built from the ground up by committed individuals working together for the common good.

Phone: (919) 344-7807
Email: bonnie@imaginedpartners.com


Dr. Leslie Locklear

Senior Consultant

Dr. Leslie Locklear, a member of the Lumbee, Waccamaw Siouan and Coharie tribes, hails from Hoke County, NC. Leslie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, her Masters in Professional School Counseling, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her doctoral degree in Educational Studies and Cultural Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Leslie is currently employed at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke as the Program Coordinator for the First Americans Teacher Education (FATE) program and First Americans Educational Leadership (FAEL) program where she trains American Indian teachers and administrators to work in American Indian schools. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO) Adult Advisory Committee.

As a student and educator Leslie’s passions include culturally relevant curriculum, working with American Indian youth councils, college and career counseling, and supporting educators in the classroom.

Email: leslie@imaginedpartners.com
Phone: 910-374-6183


Talent Circle

At our Talent Circle, we are proud to provide top-of-the-line planning, designing, and implementing for all types of leadership models. Our experts have years of experience and demonstrated knowledge – you won’t be disappointed! We strive to provide the best tools and resources so that our customers are able to create exemplary models of leadership and practice. From weaving complex strategies to driving engagement initiatives, our Talent Circle will be a partner for your success well beyond launch.

ImaginED Partners is always looking to recruit innovative, competent talent to our already impressive Talent Circle. If you are interested in becoming part of ImaginED and have the skill-set to contribute to meaningful work with passion, insight, and quality, please contact us.  

Our goal is to help our clients better serve their clients!