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M.A., Marymount University, 2004
B.S., George Mason University, 2001
Prior to academia, Taylor worked as middle and high school counselor for almost eight years. Afterward, she was appointed to the founding leadership team for Wake County Public School's first single gender academy, where she served as the Dean of Student Services. During her time as a practitioner, she focused the majority of her research on body image, media literacy, relational aggression, and girls’ leadership development. In turn, she authored The Body Image Workbook for Teens, The Bullying Workbook for Teens, Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development, and a children’s book, Perfectly You.
While working at the girls' school, Taylor became interested in contemplative interventions to reduce problematic behavior related to the aforementioned topics (body image, relational aggression, and bullying). Specifically, she is interested in the school counselor’s role in yoga integration, yoga and social justice, and yoga as ethical education.
In addition, Taylor continues to focus her research, service, and advocacy efforts on the standardization of the school counseling profession. She believes in the power of university and school division partnerships to reduce the implementation gap between theory and practice, and enjoys assisting supervisors and practitioners with the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program.