Newsmaker: Jeff Taylor

| Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, 10:34 p.m.

Noteworthy: Taylor received the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development President's Award at the organization's annual conference in Hershey. He was selected for his leadership and contributions through his utilization of technology both with the association and in schools across the state.

Age: 40

Residence: Ross

Family: Wife Cyndi and daughter Lindsay, 4.

Occupation: North Hills School District assistant superintendent for curriculum, assessment and special programs.

Background: Taylor taught at Fort Cherry and Baldwin high schools and was the principal at Charleroi High School before North Hills hired him. He is in charge of all online learning and integrating technology into curriculums.

Education: Doctorate in Education in school leadership from the University of Pittsburgh; master's degrees in multimedia technology and school administration from Duquesne University; bachelor's degree in education from Edinboro University.

Quote: “Technology is really important for students as you prepare them for the 21st-century workforce and college because careers are very much technology-focused.”

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