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Nicole Taylor

Nicole Taylor
Nicole TaylorNicole Taylor, Ph.D., C’2004, is an associate professor at Spelman College in the education department. She earned her doctorate from Georgia State University in educational psychology with a concentration in language and literacy.

Combining her expertise in education and psychology, Taylor’s research and practice focus have been on the engagement of culturally diverse families in their children’s reading development and the cultivation of literacy partnerships between culturally diverse families and teachers.

She has had the privilege of working with local schools and nonprofits to conduct research and implement family literacy programming and workshops. Taylor is the author and co-author of several articles and a book, including: Unsung legacies of educators and events in African American education (2019); “Developing an understanding of diverse families through family knowledge: Considerations for teacher candidates” (2018); “Promoting family literacy through connections, context, and curriculum” (2017); and “Exploring the literacy beliefs of refugee mothers: Implications for research and practice” (2016).

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Education in Action

Nicole Taylor

by Angela George | November 30, 2020

Nicole TaylorNicole Taylor, Ph.D., C’2004, is an associate professor at Spelman College in the education department. She earned her doctorate from Georgia State University in educational psychology with a concentration in language and literacy.

Combining her expertise in education and psychology, Taylor’s research and practice focus have been on the engagement of culturally diverse families in their children’s reading development and the cultivation of literacy partnerships between culturally diverse families and teachers.

She has had the privilege of working with local schools and nonprofits to conduct research and implement family literacy programming and workshops. Taylor is the author and co-author of several articles and a book, including: Unsung legacies of educators and events in African American education (2019); “Developing an understanding of diverse families through family knowledge: Considerations for teacher candidates” (2018); “Promoting family literacy through connections, context, and curriculum” (2017); and “Exploring the literacy beliefs of refugee mothers: Implications for research and practice” (2016).

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The Education Department promotes academic excellence in the development and preparation of students to be change agents in the field of education. We desire for our graduates to be innovative teachers, experienced professionals and educational leaders, who have a commitment to the improvement and sustainability of schooling and the development of children and adolescents. We support our students as they become critical thinkers and researchers who improve learning locally, nationally, and globally; and are committed to promoting this through the classroom environment, field-based, and experiential learning opportunities.

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