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Dr. Ariel Taylor

Dr. Ariel J. Taylor is a dedicated professional in the field of education, currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin. Her role includes being the Induction Support Specialist and Final Field Experience Coordinator for UTeach Austin, a secondary STEM teacher preparation program aimed at degree holders and career changers. As a UTeach Alumnus, Dr. Taylor takes pride in contributing to the preparation of top-notch educators entering the teaching profession.

She is also the Director of, previously known as Elevation Station EDU. Through this platform, Dr. Taylor offers tailored learning experiences to students and educators across the country. Her focus areas include blended learning, differentiation, student accountability and data tracking, as well as authentic engagement versus ritual compliance. The professional development and tutorials provided by are designed to be customized for the specific needs of clients.

Dr. Taylor extends her expertise nationally by traveling to present at educator conferences on behalf of Her presentations emphasize teacher growth and student achievement through the strategic use of technology, student data tracking, standards-based learning, and student accountability. In addition to conference presentations, Ariel serves as a consultant to campuses and districts, offering teacher support and professional learning community training for small teams.

With 13 years of experience in education, Dr. Ariel J. Taylor has a diverse background, having worked as a high school mathematics instructor, instructional specialist, and assistant professor of practice. She holds a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, both earned from the University of Texas at Austin. Furthermore, she earned her Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) with a focus on Professional Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Houston.

Dr. Taylor's commitment to education is reflected in her multiple certifications, including Texas Certified Mathematics Master Teacher, Principal, and Superintendent. Beyond her academic and professional achievements, she is the Founding Director of The RISE Project, a 501(c)3 organization hosting various youth empowerment events throughout the year, such as the EmpowerMENt Conference and RISE On The Road. In her personal life, Dr. Ariel J. Taylor enjoys crafting, photography, and traveling.

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