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Kristin Vanderlip Taylor - September Mentor
Kristin Vanderlip Taylor is National Board certified in Early/Middle Childhood Art and teaches visual art in the Los Angeles Unified School District and at California State University, Northridge. She has been a member of the California Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association for 15 years. In March 2017, she received the Pacific Region Elementary Art Educator award from NAEA, and she was awarded Outstanding Art Educator of the Year (2016) and Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year (2012) by CAEA.
Kristin is passionate about art education, curriculum design, and lifelong learning. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Emerging Leaders class of 2015 and is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) doctoral program at Pepperdine University. Her research is centered on sustainable, meaningful professional learning, from mentoring beginning visual art teachers to developing communities of practice that support inquiry-based reflective learning for visual art educators at all levels.