The Legacy in Art Education Series is proud to honor Emilee Taylor at the 2021 PAEA Conference. Emilee will share her experiences with attendees regarding her journey through art education.
Emilee J. Taylor, artist and art educator, is a 1974 graduate from the Pennsylvania State University, having majored in Art Education. She served as an art teacher for the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for 39 years, teaching Elementary and Middle School Art and Mentally Gifted Fine Arts at the Lowell and Greenberg Schools. Emilee also taught Advanced High School Art Students as part of the Saturday Enrichment Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Emilee has the distinction as being the first art educator to achieve National Board Certification in the School District of Philadelphia in 2005. She also served as Teacher Support Specialist for Art Education in the Office of Academic Enrichment and Support supporting the district art teachers throughout the city.
As a proud PSU Alum, Emilee served on the College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Society Board for twenty-two years, in the position of secretary, Art Education Liaison, Vice President and President from 1989 – 2002 and from 2002 – 2011.
As a professional artist, Emilee's specialty is drawing and painting. She was commissioned by the SDP History Department to create a painting (banner) in celebration of Black History Month in 2012 which continues to hang every year at the SDP Administration Building.
As a PAEA member for over 20 years, Emilee served on the PAEA Board as representative of Supervision and Administration and received the following recognition as a recipient of the following awards: PAEA 2000 Outstanding Elementary Art Educator, NAEA 2001 Eastern Region Elementary Art Educator and the PAEA Certificate of Recognition for achieving National Board Certification in Art Education in 2006.
As a retiree, Emilee remains involved with teachers supporting candidates pursuing National Board Ce