Dr. Jeffrey M. Taylor, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Jeffrey M. Taylor
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Taylor began his career in education as a high school biology teacher in the Fort Cherry School District from 1994-1996. Subsequently, he taught high school biology in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District from 1996-2002 before beginning his career in educational administration. After accepting a principal position in the Charleroi Area School in March of 2002, Dr. Taylor was invited to attend the May 8, 2002 public meeting of the Baldwin-Whitehall School District Board of School Directors where he was recognized as a Teacher of Distinction and a recipient of a Teacher Excellence Award.
Dr. Taylor began his administrative career in the Charleroi Area School District where he served as an assistant high school principal, academic principal, high school principal, and the secondary curriculum coordinator from 2002 to 2006. In July of 2006, Dr. Taylor accepted a central office administrative position in the North Hills School District where he served as the Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Technology from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Taylor was then promoted to an Assistant Superintendent position in the North Hills School District and served in this position from 2012 to 2019. In April of 2019, Dr. Taylor was hired as the Superintendent of the Norwin School District and began his tenure on July 1, 2019.
Dr. Taylor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education-Biology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He received a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Duquesne University and a second Master of Science in Multimedia Technology also 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 on the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD) State Executive Board since 2003 as the Technology Committee Chair and served as the organization’s President from 2016 to 2018. Dr. Taylor’s article, “Competing with Cyber Charters,” was published in School Administrator, a nationally distributed magazine. He has presented at various professional conferences including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development National Conference, the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development State Conference, Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals' State Conference, and the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference.
Dr. Taylor's work was recognized in 2008 with the Pennsylvania ASCD Robert E. Flynn Distinguished Educator Award, in 2011 with the Pennsylvania ASCD Supervision and Curriculum Award, and in 2012 with the Pennsylvania ASCD President’s Award for his efforts in promoting the use of technology across the state. In 2010, Dr. Taylor received the Outstanding Contribution to Online Learning Award from Blendedschools.net for his work to create the Online Academy @ North Hills. Dr. Taylor also has received international recognition for receiving the 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Online Course Development.