Dr. Gordon Taylor
Dr. Taylor has served as a Texas public educator for 33 years. Beginning his career as a high school History and Government teacher along with coaching high school basketball, football and baseball. He became a Superintendent of Schools in 2003 after serving as both a high school and junior high school principal.
He now serves more than 875,000 public school students in north Texas as the Executive Director of Region 10 Education Service Center in Richardson, Texas. In that capacity he manages the provision of education support services to 80 independent school districts, 35 charter schools, and numerous private schools stretching across 10 counties. Region 10 provides for the professional development needs to the 110,000 faculty and staff members in the schools along with technical assistance in more than 50 distinct areas of instruction and school operations.
Dr. Taylor earned his Doctorate in Education Administration and Public Administration from the University of North Texas. His dissertation researched the means by which Texas school districts attempt to prevent fraud and embezzlement. He now serves as an adjunct professor in two local universities.
Dr. Taylor is happily married to a retired school librarian and is the proud father of two sons. He is an active member of his church and volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.
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