In their announcement to the Crestview community, board chair Albert Lau and Search Committee co-chairs Julie Park and Vas Sarma stated, “It was clear that Baudelia Chavez Taylor had the leadership experience, drive, and knowledge of elementary education that would best serve Crestview now and in the future. We look forward to welcoming Baudelia into our Crestview community and are excited for the bright future of our wonderful school.”
Chavez Taylor currently serves as the director of Early Childhood Programs at the highly respected Center for Early Education in West Hollywood, a position she has held since 2009. Prior to her administrative position, she was a preschool and elementary master teacher at the center for eight years. During her tenure, Chavez Taylor served on and led numerous committees and task forces from Faculty Evaluation to Greening & Sustainability, notably developing the school’s edible garden program and Green Thumbs parent volunteer group. These endeavors have highlighted her collaborative leadership style, which focuses on cross-constituent teaming that fosters community and commitment to the school.
As the new head-elect, Chavez Taylor said, “I am both honored and excited to be joining the Crestview family. As I begin my work and journey at Crestview, I am confident that my experience with a comparable student body size, familiarity with the area’s school market and understanding of elementary education will serve me well in my new capacity.”
Chavez Taylor and her husband Brett live with their two children, an eighth grade son and fifth grade daughter, in Pasadena.