Dr. Christine White-Taylor

Education Liaison

Pittsburgh Corporate Office: (412) 342-0708

After an extensive career as an education administrator and providing consulting services in education, as well as recommendations in the area of performance and quality improvement, Dr. Taylor joined A Second Chance, Inc., in 2016. As the agency’s education liaison, she works to advocate for the students and caregivers we serve. Most of the time, Dr. Taylor works with caseworkers, supervisors and directly with students. She is involved in making the “best-interest decisions” in school placements for students as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2016 (ESSA), and has facilitated instructional education plans while making certain that students’ procedural rights are maintained.

Dr. Taylor’s philosophy is to give children the best possible opportunities inside and outside school. She believes school is a child’s life and that it should be full of positive opportunities. Dr. Taylor hosts post-secondary events that focus students on the future, helping them prepare for FAFSA filing and providing guidance on vocational selections. Believing that student accomplishments should be celebrated, she coordinates an annual “Senior Celebration” where students are recognized for their achievements. She also conducts ASCI Reads, a summer reading program based on comprehension skill enrichment.

Dr. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and political science from Slippery Rock State College. In the early 1990s, her teaching and administrative assignments involved her in the development of multicultural education curriculums and diverse learning environments. She is also a two-time graduate of Duquesne University, having first obtained a master’s in reading and language arts and later earning her doctorate as a member of the school’s inaugural Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders.

Dr. Taylor has served as an adjunct professor at Duquesne University, Community College of Allegheny County and Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has also served as department reviewer of developmental studies at the Community College of Allegheny County.