Dr. Jeffrey Taylor was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and grew up in Muncie, Indiana. To say he did not like school growing up would be an understatement. Needless to say, he had no desire at that time to continue his education beyond high school. However, an unstable job market and low wages changed his mind. Despite not liking school, Dr. Taylor had always wanted to be a teacher. He enrolled in Vincennes University Junior College and did well at VU. Dr. Taylor transferred to Ball State University where he graduated in the top 15% of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Teaching. He went on to earn my both his Master of Education in School Counseling and his PhD in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Taylor’s passion is helping students discover success. He taught social studies and special education in Greenville, Mississippi, and has worked as a school counselor in both Anderson, Indiana and Memphis, Tennessee. He is a huge fan of school counseling and school counselors. Dr. Taylor is excited to stretch his influence throughout Shelby County Schools. According to Dr. Taylor, It is truly a pleasure and honor to work alongside so many outstanding, hard-working colleagues who focus on student success. He is looking forward to this work and to helping students become successful graduates capable of thriving in the 21st Century.