Principal Pia P. Headen

Principal Headen with school staff mebersDear Ethel Taylor Community, 

With summer vacation coming to a close I want to take this opportunity to welcome you and your children back to school. I am so excited to again return as your Principal. This summer has been busy for our school community. We provided a spectacular summer scholars program that lended our students experiences beyond the classroom; and our custodial staff has since spent the rest of the time meticulously disinfecting, cleaning, waxing and shining the furniture and building for the staff and students to return.

In the short time I have been at Taylor, I have been impressed by our caring and loving staff, I am motivated by their actions and I know that we will do the work of educating your children as a team. As a leader I am grateful to be surrounded by such intelligent, dedicated, hard working educators. It is the mission of Ethel M. Taylor Academy to utilize innovative methods to provide experiences for children to reach their educational and personal potential while nurturing their self-esteem and self-confidence. Together we will make our mission come to pass, day by day. Our mantra "LOVE is a Game Changer @ Taylor" has been ringing all around EMTA for three years. Family, you can expect to see, hear and feel LOVE exuded throughout our building & evidenced through academics — THE WORD IS OUT! As the building leader, I welcome your input to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas that will help make this the best year yet!

I would like to meet you personally at our "Back to School Bash" from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, August 11. Bring your student & come out to the school to enjoy grilled snacks & get supplies for your students. Additionally on this day we will have resource information and we are seeking parent representation on our LSDMC (Local School Decision Making Committee).

I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!

In Partnership,
Pia P. Headen