Karen Taylor is a parent and longtime resident of Hartford’s North End. She has elementary school aged twins who attend a Hartford magnet school. Karen is a member of the Sheff Movement Coalition and the Greater Hartford NAACP. She is a proud graduate of Weaver High School and Trinity College’s IDP program. As a former Hartford public school student and current parent of school aged children in the city, Karen is committed to supporting opportunities and excellence in education for Hartford children. She is most passionate about utilizing schools as a vehicle to improve quality of life, self-awareness, and civic engagement.
Karen earned her B.A. from Trinity College in Educational Studies with honors. Her area of concentration was social class, race, and inequality. She has produced award-winning research on the nuances of Hartford parent-school involvement, a subject very near to her heart. At the University of Hartford Magnet School, she serves on the Teacher Appreciation Committee and is the Parent Representative on the School Climate and Culture Committee. Ms. Taylor works as a program coordinator at Trinity College and is an excited participant in Leadership Greater Hartford’s 2016 Quest class. She also has the incredible honor of serving as advisor to Trinity College Black Women’s Organization. Of all her roles, she is most proud of her duties as mother and resident chef to her twinners, Miles and Gabrielle.