Holly Taylor, Assistant Principal

  • “Every child is one caring adult away from a success story!” (Josh Shipp)


    Greetings Cedar Forest students, parents, and community members.  My name is Holly Taylor and I am so thrilled to have the privilege of continuing to serve you as your assistant principal.  

    I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland but have been a resident of Virginia for more than half my life. My family relocated to Hanover in 1996 and I have resided there ever since.  I attended Virginia Commonwealth University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Teaching. I received my Post-Master’s Certificate in Administration and Leadership from Longwood University.  Prior to coming to Cedar Forest, I had the privilege of being a classroom teacher for 13 years.  I have experience teaching all grades at the elementary level and have worked with many diverse learners throughout my career.    

    I am also the proud mother of two beautiful daughters; Faith and Hope.  Faith will be starting her sophomore year at Virginia Commonwealth University where she continues to pursue elementary education.  Hope will be a 7th grader this year and is most excited about getting to learn French. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, staying active, and traveling.

    I am excited and honored to remain a part of the Cedar Forest family.  As we embark on this new year, I am most looking forward to the relationships and partnerships I will continue to form and strengthen with our students, staff, parents and community members.  Please feel free to contact me or stop by anytime, my door is always open! I am looking forward to another fantastic school year!


Holly Taylor