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Mary Jane Taylor, Secretary

In 1945, at the age of 4, I attended a nursery school run by the Home Economics Department at Mansfield State Teachers College. I attended the campus school for kindergarten- 9th grade. I then attended MSTC for my Elementary Education Degree doing Jr. Participation and Student Teaching in the Campus school. I taught 5 years. After earned a Masters Degree from Bucknell University
I was offered a position in Syracuse as consultant for the Eastern Regional Institute for Education- A title IV US Gov. Research - Studying how to successfully install a new curriculum into an elementary school. The school where I taught in Williamsport was one of the 20 pilot schools in PA and NY. Visited 95 teachers in six school every two weeks. In 1969 I began teaching at the Rowland Laboratory School. In addition to my teaching at the school, I directed the Head Start Program for 5 years. In 1986, I assume the Directorship of the school and also taught a nursery school class. I joined NALS in 1987, serving two terms on the board of directors - In 1998 I was first appointed secretary. I have serve on the board of Shippensburg Area School District Foundation, served as Elder at church - now serving as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. I am married Dr. Robert D Taylor 1976 have 2 children 2 step children - 3 grandchildren - 4 step- grand children - 4 step great grand children.