Alumni Spotlight - Kelly Taylor

Kelly Taylor is an instructor and the chair of Middle Grades Education for the School of Education at Gardner-Webb University.


Ms. Taylor received her undergraduate degree in English Education from East Carolina University in 1996. After moving to the foothills and spending some time in the classroom, she decided to pursue her Master of Arts in School Administration at Gardner-Webb University (2007). She completed her Doctorate in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University in 2011.


She came to Gardner-Webb from the public sector, where she was a school administrator for two years, taught Middle Grades Language Arts for nine years, and taught High School Language Arts for three years.


A North Carolina Teaching Fellow and a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Ms. Taylor was a member of the 2007 Team of the Year for Region 7 as recognized by the North Carolina Middle School Association. She is a member of ASCD, the North Carolina Middle School Association and North Carolina Professors of Middle Level Education. She is also a co-founder of Camlynn Consulting, a consulting firm providing professional development on teaching reading skills units to public schools in North Carolina.


She currently teaches Integration and Assessment, Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century, Content Area Reading and Writing, and Diverse Populations in the 21st Century. She also supervises student teachers at the middle grades level. 


When not teaching class, Ms. Taylor enjoys reading, spending time with her dogs, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.