Dr. Ariel J Taylor completed the Professional Leadership and Policy Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Houston. She is a native of Wharton, TX and currently resides in Richmond, TX.
Dr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2011, with the 8-12 Mathematics Certification through UTeach. There she also earned her Master of Arts in Mathematics through the UTeach Natural Sciences Summer Masters Program. Dr. Taylor became Math Master Teacher certified in 2012 , obtained her Principal Certification through Lamar University in 2014, and secured her Superintendent Certification in 2016. She taught in a high school math classroom for four years in Corpus Christi, Austin and Houston ISDs prior to accepting the position as the Math Specialist at Bush High School in Fort Bend ISD where she served for 2 years.
Dr. Taylor enjoys presenting at conferences around the nation on the importance of authentic engagement and student accountability. In 2014, she founded Elevation Station, where she offers educational consulting services to individuals, schools and districts. Outside of her educational leadership duties, she engages in youth empowerment through the non-profit organization, The RISE Project, that she founded as a student at the University of Texas. She loves God and loves People!