The Chair of Delaware County Council, Dr. Monica Taylor is now also a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Education on its Council of Basic Education, according to a press release from Delaware County.
The council’s duty is to develop a master plan for basic education throughout Pennsylvania.
“I’m truly honored to serve on this impactful Board as a representative of Delaware County,” Taylor said. “I’m passionate about education and as a mother to three young daughters, I’m excited to use my experiences as an educator, a student, and a parent in the continued pursuit of providing accessible high-quality education to all Pennsylvanians.”
The state board of education also sets policy and promotes regulations regarding vocational and technical education in the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Board of Education was created by the General Assembly in 1963.
It constantly reviews and appraises education statewide and can review and adopt regulations overseeing educational policies, establishing standards for educational programs in the state covering basic and higher education.
Dr. Taylor is a professor and program director in the Kinesiology Department at Temple University.
She is a graduate of A.I. DuPont High School in Wilmington and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine.
Taylor later earned a master’s degree from East Stroudsburg University before working at the United State Military Academy at West Point.
She later went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Taylor served on the Upper Darby School Board and Delaware County Intermediate Unit Board of Directors
She spearheaded Early STEAM in local Philadelphia elementary schools to introduce young students to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM.
She continues to offer leadership and an unwavering commitment to education.
Read more about Dr. Monica Taylor being named to the Pennsylvania Board of Education at delcopa.gov.