Helen W. Taylor, Ed.D.
Director of Teaching, Learning and Development


Helen Taylor currently serves as Director of Teaching, Learning and Development for 2020 Educational Solutions: Transforming Schools and Learning. Dr. Taylor holds a doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a Graduate of the Alabama Superintendent Preparation Program, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington D.C. She has 41 years’ experience as an educator working in a variety of public settings with diverse student populations from pre-school through college. Dr. Taylor has served in a number of roles as kindergarten teacher, classroom teacher, special education teacher, reading coach and reading teacher, curriculum specialist, professional development coach, elementary principal, central office administrator, adjunct professor and educational consultant. Also, she worked with the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) State Board of Education as a Regional Partner/Principal Coach. She has presented at local and state conferences. Publications include the following: Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators Newsletter "Change Teacher Behavior: Systematically Diagnose Students’ Reading Problems and Design and Implement Instruction to Address These Problems." September 2006

​​Professional Development Staff Biographies

Carol W. Pope, M.Ed.

Senior Consultant and Advisor

Carol Pope is a visionary leader and educator with more than 37 years of experience as a successful problem solver, curriculum leader, district administrator, teacher and a strategic planner for school improvement at the school and district level. She has extensive experience in professional development and in the supervision of diverse learning groups. Her expertise include: systems change efforts, curriculum and instruction, design and evaluation of professional development, federal programs, early childhood and K-12 literacy.

Most recently, while serving as Federal Programs Coordinator for Huntsville City Schools, Mrs. Pope served on school improvement instructional-committees. As such, she was responsible for the overall administration of federal funds for elementary and secondary schools, the implementation of district wide curriculum development and improving instructional delivery.

Mrs. Carol Pope holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education a Masters of Education in Reading from Tuskegee University.