Vice President, International Education
Melinda Taylor has more than 15 years of experience working on education improvement programs in both Africa and Asia, specializing in teacher training systems, cluster school development, and international program management. She is also experienced in the design and management of integrated health and education interventions, grants programs, education management information systems, and workforce development programs. Most recently, Ms. Taylor directed the Integrated Education Program (IEP, 2004-2008), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the South African Department of Education, to improve student performance in literacy, numeracy, mathematics, and science. Prior to RTI, Ms. Taylor worked as the basic education advisor and later the deputy team leader for USAID/Nigeria's integrated health and education team. Her experience ranges from the grassroots level, directly training teachers in rural Cambodian schools, to policy-level dialogue with senior education officials in several African countries.
MA, International Education (concentration in Curriculum Development and Teaching), Columbia University, Teachers College; BA, Political Science (certificate in International Relations), Northwestern University.
Taylor, M. (Jan 1998)
Wheeler, C., Calavan, K., & Taylor, M. (Jan 1997)
Taylor, M., & Deutsch, B. (Jan 1996)
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