Dr. Jeff Taylor serves the North Hills School District as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment and Elementary Education. Prior to arriving at North Hills in 2006, Dr. Taylor began his career as a biology teacher at the Fort Cherry School District and then in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. He began his administrative career in the Charleroi Area School District where he served in the following positions: Assistant Principal, Academic Principal, High School Principal & Secondary Curriculum Coordinator. In 2006, Dr. Taylor began his tenure at the North Hills School District as the Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Technology. In 2012, Dr. Taylor was Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for his current position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment and Special Programs. His current position encompasses: curriculum development, K-12 assessments, integrating technology into the curriculum, professional development and acting as the Director of the District's virtual school, the Online Academy @ North Hills.
Dr. Taylor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education - Biology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He received both his Master of Science degree in Multimedia Technology and his Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Duquesne University. Dr. Taylor was awarded his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania and completed his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Taylor's dissertation was entitled: Characteristics of Effective Online Professional Development: A Case Study Analysis of an Online Professional Development Course Offered via Blackboard.
During his administrative career, Dr. Taylor has had the opportunity to serve in various leadership roles in the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD). He has served as the organization's annual state conference chair and currently serves as the president of PASCD. He has also served as a featured speaker at local, state and national conferences on a variety of educational topics. In addition, Dr. Taylor's work has been celebrated several times as he has received the following awards: Outstanding Supervision and Curriculum Award, Robert Flynn Memorial Award, PASCD President's Award, Blackboard's Outstanding Course Development Catalyst Award, and the Outstanding Online Program Award. He has been published as a featured author in the nationally published School Administrator magazine for his article entitled "Competing with Cyber Charters."
Dr. Taylor maintains his professional affiliation with several organizations that include the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Develpment (ASCD), the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD), and Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communication and Technology (PAECT).
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- Course profiles
- EDUC662.01.F17 Media and Technology - Taylor, EDUC672.01.F17 Reading Methods and Materials - Taylor, EDUC654.01.J18 Research and Data Driven Decision Making - Taylor
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