About Us

Bayard Taylor Elementary School of North Philadelphia serves over 520 students from Pre-K to 5th grade. In order to affirm the culture of our students, Taylor offers a bilingual education. Overall, Taylor is served by a competent and caring team of dedicated teachers and staff who know the community well. We also work with community partners, such as Playworks, Experience Corps, and TeachPlus, to serve our students.

Office Staff

Name Position
David Laver Principal
Claire Charles Assistant Principal
Carmen Burgos Secretary
Evelyn Alicea School Community Coordinator
Maryann Schickling School Nurse
Tami Jackson School Counselor (K, 1st, and 5th)
Jimena Alzate School Counselor (2nd, 3rd, and 4th)
Raquel Florentino Bilingual Counselor Assistant
Luzelenia Cortes Dean
Adrena Bond Health Connector

 

Specialists

Name Position
Leah Perrucci School Based Teacher Lead
Gladys Navarro-Berrios Library
Jim Maiorino Digital Literacy
Brittney Sanchez Digital Service Fellow
Amy Koslowsky Visual Art
Natalia Martinez Artistyear
Jason Angert Physical Education
Seth Richardson Physical Education
Janet Maldonado Reading Specialist
Susan Abramowitz Reading Specialist
Playworks Coach
Damaris Martinez (CLI) Interim Early Literacy Specialist

 

Special Education

Name Position
David Katowitz Special Education Liaison
Molly Luppino Special Education Teacher
Theresa Livingston Special Education Teacher
Molly Shuhart Special Education Teacher
Toni Rzasa School Psychologist
Maricarmen Gorniak Speech Therapist
Bobbbie Watson Special Education Assistant
Charlotte Zibulka Special Education Assistant
Fatima Vasquez Special Education Assistant
Anesa Morales Special Education Assistant
Daisy Romero Special Education Assistant
Denise Gill Special Education Assistant

 

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Name Position
Lillian Slotkin ESOL Teacher for 1st-2nd
Thuan Nguyen ESOL Teacher for 4th-5th

 

Pre-K Staff(Head Start)

Joy Woodruff Teacher
Diane McNeil Teacher
Christine Judd Classroom Assistant
Nichelle Rogers-Colclough Classroom Assistant

 

Kindergarten

Jamie Feldman B1
Patricia Kline 101
Maria Santiago(Dual Language) 102
Nicole Jackson 103

 

1st Grade

Kristine Buck(Dual Language) 202
Tracy Godshalk 23
Jessica Stanger 32
Zephrah Pam 24

 

2nd Grade

Kenia Alvarado(Dual Language) 21
Christine Tobin 31
Lauren Thomas 33
Jacqueline Pinkston 32

 

3rd Grade

Amanda Sakow(Dual Language) 22
Nicole Molino 201
Anna Dugdale-Garcia 203
Heather Martin 204

 

4th Grade

Cashia Wineburg 105
Cathy Gargan 301
Kelly Aponte(Dual Language) 303
Devon Klinger 304

 

5th Grade

Jennifer Greer 205
Alan Foo 206
Michelle Gainer 305
Heathe Heilman(Dual Language) 306