Kaylor named Taylor’s principal
by JOYANNA WEBER, Banner Staff Writer
Jun 23, 2013 | 977 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new face will be behind the principal’s desk for Taylor Elementary School students this August.

Bradley County Schools has announced in a press release that Elizabeth Kaylor will be the new principal at Taylor.

Kaylor is coming to the school from Lake Forest Middle, where she has served as an instructional coach.

“I am honored to be selected as the new principal of Taylor Elementary,” Kaylor said in a press release. “The school is known for its caring and committed teachers, and I consider it a privilege to serve them. I am looking forward to being a part of the family atmosphere for which the Taylor Community is so well known. I am committed to the success of Taylor students and teachers and am eager to work alongside them as we achieve excellence.”

Kaylor has already begun preparing for her new position and learning more about the school.

Since coming to the Bradley County Schools system in 1996, Kaylor has held a number of roles.

According to information released by the school system, Kaylor wrote “the application which led to Michigan Avenue Elementary School being selected as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and a National Title I Distinguished School. She has led pilot programs in Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core State Standards.”

She has also served on various committees and pursued further training in Lexia and Reading Recovery, Reading Renaissance, Earobics, Response to Intervention, AIMSWeb Assessment, Second Step and the Olweus Anti-Bullying training.

“Elizabeth Kaylor is an exemplary educator who brings a wealth of experience and training to this position,” Director of Schools Johnny McDaniel said in a statement. “Ms. Kaylor has been a classroom teacher, Title I teacher, and an instructional coach at the elementary and middle school levels.”

Kaylor will be replacing Sherry Shroyer.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the students, staff, families, and community at Taylor Elementary. I will greatly miss those I have served over the past 4 1/2 years, and I wish God’s best for them. The community and church partners have blessed our school in so many ways and I am deeply appreciative of their commitment. I am confident that the work will proceed under the capable leadership of Mrs. Elizabeth Kaylor. Continue on, Taylor family! I am confident that you will reach your potential with excellence!” Shroyer said in an interview.