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Devin Superintendent Taylor ISD

Welcome to Taylor ISD

On behalf of our dedicated, caring educators and staff, we're proud to be Taylor Made!
Welcome! I am honored to serve as Superintendent of Taylor ISD. We are a tight-knit community with a proud sense of tradition. That pride serves as the foundation for a future of excellence for all students. To our new and returning students and families, we look forward to seeing you this school year. For those considering our schools, we welcome you to learn more about Taylor ISD. 
Devin Padavil, Ed. D. 


Inspire, Equip, and Empower Every Student to Achieve Their Unique Potential
-Taylor ISD Mission Statement
Intentionally Empowering The Whole Child
-Taylor ISD Vision Statement

Taylor Proud

  • 6 Schools
  • 1 Pre-K Program
  • 3,000 Students
  • 211 Teachers
  • 300 2021 Graduates
  • 27 Industry Certifications
  • 60 College Credits
  • $242K Scholarships Awarded in 2021

Upcoming Events

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Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
Location: Mustang Creek Golf Course

Golf- Boys

Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
Location: Mustang Creek Golf Course
Cindy Terrazas Taylor ISD

Cindy Terrazas - TH Johnson Elementary School, 1st Grade Teacher

Having grown up in Taylor I feel a deep connection with the community, parents, and students. Both of my parents served as educators for Taylor ISD and played a huge role in my return to teach where I grew up. I have great memories of going to school in Taylor and love the fact that I am able help students gain the same feelings and experiences I had growing up here.

Taylor has the most amazing sense of community. The town and people have a way of rallying around the schools and kids. The Taylor community is one that is so welcoming we often see people leave town and come back to teach and continue living and caring for one another. That sense of community carries into our schools as we truly get to know the parents of our children because we soon see that they are neighbors, relatives, and alumni that continue giving back to our schools.

I am excited to see everyone’s positive outlook for our future! While we always honor our past, I can see how bright our future will be! #OnceADuckAlwaysADuck
KatieAnn Philhower MSI

KatiAnn Philhower - Main Street Intermediate, Dyslexia Teacher

The people I get to work with are the reason why I love working for Taylor ISD. I've been blessed to work with some talented educators and administrators. Taylor ISD has invested in me as an educator and allowed me to grow in my career. My own children have been Taylor Ducks since they were three months old, attending the school daycare (CDC). I'm proud that they are part of a school community that has a strong tradition and history. Once a duck, always a duck!
Laurie Mynar TJ JOhnson Pre K

Laurie Mynar - TH Johnson Elementary School, Pre-K Teacher

I strongly believe in Taylor ISD's mission statement and vision. Taylor ISD will continue to be an amazing school district for students, staff, and the community. Once a duck, always a duck! It's a great school district to work for due to the amazing leadership, wonderful school morale on the campuses, and the community feels like one, big family. I love working for Taylor ISD because I love the positivity, the encouragement, and the support I get as a teacher for doing what's best for students.
Kelly Windham Legacy Early College High School English Teacher

Kelly Windham -Legacy Early College High School, English Teacher

I love working for Taylor ISD because of the phenomenal students that walk through my door every day. They are the reason I do what I do. I'm constantly surrounded by people on the cusp of changing the world, and I get to help them figure out how. What's better than that? Legacy is an incredibly special place to work.

The students who choose Legacy forgo a traditional high school experience, but they do so knowing that that sacrifice yields incredible benefits in the long run. It is a small learning community - a family - in which we build each other up and hold each other accountable. There's no getting lost at Legacy. We see you, we hear you, we know your unique potential, and we do all we can to foster your growth.
Michele Cobbs Taylor ISD

Michele Cobbs - Taylor Middle School, 7th Grade Social Studies/ESL

I love how we support one another. Our administrators and peers are incredible at cheering us on and challenging us to become the best we can be as we equip students for success.

From day 1, Taylor ISD makes you feel like you are part of the family. We are serious about: Once a duck, always a duck!
Day Strong TH Johnson ES

Day Strong - TH Johnson Elementary School, Assistant Principal

There is such a sense of community and family in Taylor. I know that the district sees me as employee. That I am cared about and valued. That in turn translates into educators, like myself, who see the students, care about them, take the time to know them and their "stories", and who build relationships that equip and empower our students to tackle anything that comes their way. This sense of community and connection with students, families, and employees promotes a nurturing stable environment for success. Taylor ISD cares about not only academics, but about the entire school experience and what that means for every person who is a part of TISD.

I love working for Taylor ISD, because I know when I come to work each day that we are putting students and families first, and that the district cares about us as employees as well. Education is about so much more than prescribed curriculum, it is about people and relationships, combined with interactions and experiences, that meet social and emotional needs. Here at Taylor ISD, relationships and the people on each campus are a priority, that is abundantly evident. It is honestly the best place to work, and for my own children to learn.
Legacy Early College HS Rebecca Bertolli Counselor

Rebecca Bartoli - Legacy Early College High School, Counselor

I love working in the community where I live. I love seeing our students and families around town outside of the school setting. I feel that the people I work with in Taylor ISD truly care about the students. Even though Taylor is a growing community, we still have that small, hometown feel where everyone knows everyone and comes together in good and tough times. We strive to help each and every student that comes through our doors. I am proud to work with a dedicated group of educators.
Amy Scott Taylor ISD

Amy Scott -Taylor Middle School,8th grade ELAR, Learning Strategies, ELAR Dept. Chair

I live each day to bless each of my students. I want them to feel safe, wanted, encouraged and cared for when they come into my classroom. As a teacher, it is not often you find a school district that makes you feel the same way. I absolutely love Taylor ISD because not only do they make me feel those same things I strive in my classroom, but they also make me feel heard, which is HUGE in our profession.

I started in 2019 and it has been a roller coaster of a ride. As a district, we have navigated through this season of changes. It was just amazing to see everyone come together for our students and community to ensure not only the learning needs, but physical needs of our students being met. Amongst all of the chaos, we still reached out to each other on our campuses and throughout the district making sure we all had what we needed, supported each other, met needs of our staff, and shared the joyous moments-like a family.

Taylor ISD is special because it makes you feel like you are part of one big family. I am pretty new to TISD and everyone I have met that works in TISD in a different capacity have been so friendly, helpful, and caring. Everyone always has a smile on their face! I am truly blessed to be part of Taylor ISD.