Bayard Taylor Elementary K-5
3698 N. Randolph Street
Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.
Bayard Taylor School
Message from the Principal
Hello Bayard Taylor Elementary School Community.
It is with great pride that I serve as the principal of Taylor Elementary School. My name is David Laver and I have been working as an educator in and around Philadelphia for more than 20 years. Most recently, I served as a special education teacher and Assistant Principal at Frankford High School, and prior to that as an elementary principal in the William Penn School District. I have also had the good fortune of living and working in other countries, including serving as an elementary principal in Salvador, Brazil. While I have worked at some great schools, Bayard Taylor has easily become my favorite!
In all of the positions that I have held in education, my goal has always been to ensure that each individual child is supported and guided in ways that help them reach their potential. I have no doubt that each Taylor student can meet with great success. My belief is that when students feel part of a warm and nurturing community, have talented teachers and staff working with them, and are held accountable for reaching and maintaining the highest standards, that they will do just that.
I hope that you and your child are excited to be part of the Taylor community, and I invite you to become an active member. It is only with a strong home and school partnership that we can help all of our children to meet with success.
I look forward to working with each of you this year and to seeing all of are students grow and acheive at high levels.
Points of Pride
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