Michelle Taylor
206.849.7146 • michelledtaylor@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

Education
• M.S.Ed., Education, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 2003 Concentrations: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education Thesis: “We Make the Road By Walking: Experience and Education” Adviser: Mary Hebron M.S., New York University
• B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, 1995 Concentrations: History, English Final Project: “From Seed to Bloom” Chapbook


Teaching Experience
• Founding Member/Program Creator/Teacher, Grades Pre K-2, 2004-Present The Community School of West Seattle, Seattle, WA
• Private Tutor/Parent & School Liaison, 2005-Present Private Clients, Seattle Public & Private Schools, Seattle, WA
• Instructor, Right to Write Program, 2002-2003 Westchester Department of Corrections, Valhalla, NY
• Assistant Instructor, Women’s Health & Education Course, 2002 Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
• Assistant Teacher, Grades K-1 & 6-8, 2001-2003 Ella Baker School, New York, NY
• Assistant Teacher, Grades K-5 & 6-8, 1999-2001 Hutch School, Seattle, WA


Publications/Presentations
• “The Living Classroom Journal,” thelivingclassroom.wordpress.com, 2005-Present
• “Emergent Curriculum & Project Approach,” Parent Education Presentation, 2011
• “Positive Discipline & Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs,” 2010-2012
• “The Mama Politic” Column, Mamazine, 2006-2008
• “Building a K-2 Program,” Natural Learning Magazine, Olympia Free School Press, 2006
• “We Make the Road By Walking,” Thesis, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 2003


Professional Development
• “The Geography of Story Workshop: Supporting Playful Literacy in the Classroom,” 2012, Seattle, WA
• “Helping Teachers Implement the Project Approach,” Dr. Sylvia Chard, 2011, Seattle, WA
• “Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs”, Arlene Raphael & Steven Foster, educator training, 2010, Portland, OR
• “Positive Discipline” Training, Dr. Jody McVittie, 2009, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
• “NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo,” 2007, Bellevue, WA
• “What If Today Was Their Only Day,” Lisa Murphy, 2007, Bellevue, WA
• “The Hundred Languages of Children, Italian Innovations in Early Childhood Education: A Tale of Two Cities,” 2005, Seattle, WA
• “Sarah Lawrence College Lecture,” Michael Moore, 2003, Bronxville, NY
• “Four Epochs of the Lifespan,” Patricia Carini, 2003, Prospect Center, Bennington, VT
• “Longfellow Lecture,” Deborah Meier, 2002, Child Development Institute, Bronxville, NY
• “Exclusions & Awakenings,” Maxine Greene, 2002, Columbia University, New York, NY
• “Marx Lecture,” Horace Mann Auditorium, Jonathan Kozol, 2002, Columbia University, Teacher’s College, New York, NY
• “From Play To Literacy” 2002, Sara Delano Roosevelt Wilford, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
• “Descriptive Review of a Child,” Patricia Carini, 2001, Prospect Center, Bennington, VT


Interests
• Student & Curriculum Documentation
• Learning Stories & Student Narratives
• Anti-Bias Curriculum
• Emergent, Experiential & Project Approach Curriculum
• Special Needs & Parent Support
• Positive Discipline & Teacher Education
• Literacy, History, Mathematics & Natural Sciences
• Art & Photography
• Urban Farming, Gardening & the Natural World