• Helen Barrett Montgomery Building Principal

    Lakisha N. Taylor


    After graduating from SUNY Brockport in 2006 with a degree in English Creative Writing and African American Studies, Mrs. Taylor began teaching adolescent ELA during the summer of 2007 through a partnership between Robert's Wesleyan and the Rochester City School District. She graduated from Robert Wesleyan's Urban Teacher for Tomorrow program in 2009 with certifications in ELA 7-12 and also Special Education ELA 7-12. Shortly after graduating, she and her family were stationed in a rural area in North Carolina where she worked as the lead teacher of the English Department. Once the enlistment ended, Mrs.Taylor began working as a substitute teacher for the Henrietta school district before securing a temporary position with Jefferson High School within the Rochester City School District as a teacher on assignment as an Administrator. When the position ended, Mrs.Taylor accepted an ELA teaching position at University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men and completed the school year before transitioning to Assistant Principal of Summer School. Upon completion of summer school, Mrs.Taylor accepted a position working as the Director of Student Academic Support Services within Arcadia High School for the Greece Central School District as she pursued a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration at SUNY Brockport, where she obtained a SBL and SDL. Mrs.Taylor remained in this role within Greece for two years, then accepted a position with the Rochester City School District as a Coordinating Administrator of Special Education (CASE) working in the Central Office. After working as a CASE for three years, Mrs.Taylor missed working directly with students, so she accepted a position at School Without Walls as the Vice Principal where she served in this role for four years. Mrs.Taylor is currently the proud Principal of Helen Barrett Montgomery School and also a Professor at SUNY Brockport College.



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