The Taylor Performing Arts Center
Dr. Louise K. Taylor
Dr. Louise K. Taylor served the Monrovia Unified School District as Superintendent of Schools for 19 years, from 1991 until 2009, and 10 years prior in district administrative positions. Focusing on Academics, Arts, and Athletics, Dr. Taylor stated, “Our prime purpose is to provide rich, challenging, diverse learning opportunities for students so they reach their full potential and leave us ready for success in the world beyond high school. This purpose guides development of strong educational programs as well as campus amenities to enhance these programs.”
During Dr. Taylor’s tenure, student achievement increased dramatically, award-winning education programs and the arts flourished, and the community supported two bond issues – one to modernize all elementary and middle school campuses, and the second to refurbish and modernize the Monrovia High School campus.
Dr. Taylor was a champion of the arts, recognizing both their intrinsic value and their positive impact on academic progress. As part of the Monrovia High School modernization project, the 1928 auditorium was renovated and equipped with state-of –the-art audio/visual equipment. Upon Dr. Taylor’s retirement, the Board of Education named the auditorium “The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center” in recognition of her unfailing support for the Arts throughout her career in Monrovia Unified School District.
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