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 excitement that I prepare to become the next 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.
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 have heard wonderful things about the students, staff and families at Taylor Elementary and can't wait to get started!
I hope that you and your family are enjoying fun and relaxing times together this summer. I will be at Taylor getting ready for the upcoming school year during the weeks of August 18th and 25th, and encourage you to stop in to say hello and to talk about the upcoming school year.
Have a great rest of the summer and I look forward to meeting you soon.
Points of Pride
For complete listing of district events, please visit the District Calendar.
Taylor Students Participate in World Math Day
The World Math Day challenge involves students from all over the world playing against each other in real-time battles of mental arithmetic using the Live Mathletics and VmathLive PLAY game engine.