CEDAR HILL – When Dr. Trevena Taylor was looking for a community to begin her career as an educator 14 years ago, Cedar Hill ISD seemed like an obvious choice.
Taylor, who grew up in Dallas, had lived in Cedar Hill since 2000 and has always enjoyed living in the community.
“I like working where I live because I’m truly invested in the community,” Taylor said. “My neighbors are scholars. I see scholars at the grocery store. It’s a good feeling to be part of the community that I serve.”
Both of Taylor’s sons – Joshua and Ashton graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 2011 and 2019, respectively.
Taylor is the Associate Principal and Provost of the Collegiate Pathway, an academically rigorous Pre-K through 12thgrade program which concludes with graduates earning an Associate’s Degree from Dallas College, along with their high school diploma.
Taylor appreciates National Assistant Principals Week, which began on Monday and runs through Friday, April 9.
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Having served as a campus principal, Taylor appreciates the roles that principals have, and she also knows the importance of quality assistant principals.
“We’re the backbone of the school, so a principal cannot be successful without a great assistant or associate principal,” Taylor said.
Taylor earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She wanted to be a public school social worker, but there weren’t many jobs available.
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