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Taylor Honored as July Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to July Holmes Scholar of the Month Adrianne Taylor! Taylor is a third-year doctoral candidate at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She is also a reading coach at Griffin Middle School, a Title I information technology school in Tallahassee, Florida. Her research interests include principal leadership at Title I schools, student achievement at high-poverty schools, and cross-curricular reading.

Taylor exudes the qualities of a Holmes Scholar not only within the organization (including writing for the Scholars Report newsletter) but also within her university and her school district. As vice president of the FAMU Holmes chapter, she facilitates professional development with preservice teachers focused on building capacity in using technology to enhance instruction. Most recently, Taylor was a presenter at the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Annual Meeting.

Using her passion for literacy as her platform, Taylor also works within her school and her district to assist teachers with effectively incorporating reading comprehension, vocabulary, and text-dependent writing in across content areas. She has served as an English/language arts curriculum writer for Leon County Schools and C-PALMS. She also serves as a member of her school’s School Improvement Plan team and the School Advisory Council.

Taylor’s dissertation topic is “Principals’ Capacity to Serve as Instructional Leaders at High-Poverty Schools.” Upon graduating, she aspires to become an administrator at a Title I school.

If you would like to nominate a Holmes Scholar of the Month, contact me at terrance.mcneil@famu.edu.


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Terrance McNeil

Holmes Scholar, Florida A&M University.

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