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

Thomas W. Taylor, Ed.D.,

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.

Dr. Taylor has more than 25 years of experience as an educator, with more than 12 years in district level leadership and six years as a superintendent. Prior to MCPS, he served as superintendent in Stafford County Public Schools in Virginia where he was named Virginia Region III Superintendent of the Year in 2024, honoring the student-focused work he led.

During his tenure in Stafford County, Dr. Taylor implemented various noteworthy initiatives including the development of specialty centers focused 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, 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 led the development of 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.

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.

Dr. Taylor serves on numerous community boards including the College Board's Superintendent Advisory Council.

Dr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan University, a Master's in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Education Policy from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

He and his wife, Sue, are the proud parents of five children.

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