Lori Taylor

Hello!  I'm Lori Taylor, this is my 15th year teaching here at TSD.  I am the Career Preparation 1 and Human Services Teacher at Texas School for the Deaf.
I went to National Technical Institute for the Deaf for my AAS degree in Applied Accounting and then to Rochester Institute of Technology for my Bachelor of Science degree in  Food Management. After that, I went to Chicago to work as a front-house supervisor in the cafeteria at Lucent Technologies.  After 10+ years in the food industry, I decided to return to Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue my Master's Degree in Human Resource Development and graduated in 2004.   
Upon graduation, I operated a business with my partner called, "Deafworks! Professional Career Center" where I helped Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients find employment for 10 years.  After that, I relocated to Austin, TX, in 2009 and started working at Texas School for the Deaf in a variety of roles over the years: Job CoachCulinary Arts Teacher, and Career Preparation I (CP1) Teacher.  While at TSD,  I obtained my Special Education teaching certification from ITT (I Teach Texas).  
During my free time, I love to spend time with family - my husband and my two children along with my 4 cats and a grand-dog Ace!!   My son graduated two years ago, from Gallaudet University and my daughter is currently a Third year at Gallaudet University.  We all love to go camping and socializing with family and friends. 
The best time to reach me would be during my prep time during 4th block (M-Th-1:05-2:15pm, Fri 11-11:55pm). 
Room: CTE Ford 209
Phone: 512-410-1111