Lori Taylor

Lori TaylorReading Recovery Trainer
Phone: 207.581.2445

206 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469

Bio: Lori Taylor works as Reading Recovery Trainer for the College of Education and Human Development. She began working at the University of Maine as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader in 2013. Prior to that, she worked for 28 years in education, as a teacher in special education, kindergarten and first through third grades, as well as Reading Recovery and literacy interventions in grades K-4. Lori also served in public schools as an advanced literacy coach and Reading Recovery teacher leader. She has provided professional development for teachers through graduate coursework and coaching for over 11 years. Research interests include teacher professional development and contingent teaching with a focus on reflection, language and nonverbal teacher actions.

Ph.D. in Literacy Education, 2016, University of Maine
M.Ed., 2005, University of Maine
B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education, University of Maine at Farmington

Courses taught at UMaine

  • ERR 535/536: Reading Recovery I & II
  • EEL 547/548: Literacy Intervention for Individual Learners I & II
  • CIM 549: Literacy Processing: Exploring How Students Learn to Read & Write I & II
  • CIM 651: Intervention Designs for Struggling Learners

Sample publications

  • Taylor, L. L. (2014). Collaborative leadership of the principal and literacy coach: A lever for comprehensive and systematic change. In Dorn, L., Forbes, S., Poparad, Mary A., & Schubert, B. (Eds.). “Changing minds, changing schools, changing systems: A comprehensive literacy design for school improvement.” (pp. 107-114). CA: Hameray.