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Thomas W. Taylor, Ed.D.Thomas W. Taylor, Ed.D, M.b.A.

Dr. Thomas W. Taylor is Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, where he oversees 211 schools with more than 160,000 students and 25,000 staff, in the 15th largest school system in the nation. He began his tenure on July 1, 2024. 

Previously he served as  superintendent in Stafford County Public Schools in Virginia. Prior to his service in Stafford, Dr. Taylor was Deputy Superintendent in Chesterfield County, the Region III Superintendent of the Year (2016) in Middlesex County, and UVA's Alumni Outstanding Principal (2012) in Charlottesville City.

With over 25 years of experience in education, he has served as a social studies teacher, coach, and leader in several Virginia school districts. 

In Stafford County, Dr. Taylor implemented various noteworthy initiatives to ensure that every student has a plan for success after high school. He spearheaded the development of Specialty Centers focusing on in-demand career opportunities and expanded work-based learning career credentialing. Dr. Taylor led the work to offer a comprehensive approach to student learning, emphasizing the learning environment, effective teaching methods, top-notch curriculum, active engagement, fair assessment, high standards, and tailored support for all students. He also secured a partnership with the Jed Foundation to address student mental health.

Dr. Taylor updated the Stafford County School system’s Strategic Plan, provided draft legislation for consideration in Richmond, and standardized school practices that define expectations for student achievement and efficiency. 

In addition to numerous other community boards, Dr. Taylor serves on the College Board's Superintendent Advisory Council; he is a co-lead for the National STEM Consortium; and serves as Chair of the Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council.

Dr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan University, a Master's in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in PK-12 Education Policy from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of William & Mary. He and his wife, Sue, are the proud parents of five children.

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