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About Us

Taylor Elementary School's staff is committed to implementing an intensive, balanced, standards-based curriculum to ensure each student reaches his or her maximum potential. This annual report card to the community will share valuable information about our instructional programs, academic achievements, school facilities, as well as the school's finances compared to other schools and districts in the state. A special emphasis is placed on providing an instructional program designed to boost student confidence and increase subject matter proficiency. Staff and parents work together to create a learning environment that has high expectations, promotes students' academic and social development, teaches responsibility and pride, and models learning as a lifelong adventure. We are excited about our school and its program and welcome all to support our efforts.

Mission Statement
We are a united group of dedicated professionals who advocate for all students. We are here to
inspire and support our students to achieve their full potential in order to become successful and
contributing citizens of a global society. We are committed to building a school community of
growth minded students by meeting their needs through continuous reflection and adjustment.
We value and foster personal connections, collaboration, critical thinking, and perseverance. We
are the Timberwolves!

School Profile
Taylor Elementary School is located in the northern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades transitional kindergarten through six. At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, 937 students were enrolled, including 11.3% in special education, 45.3% qualifying for English Language
Learner support, and 71.9% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.


Taylor School opened its doors in 2002 . Taylor Schools official name is Ida Redmond Taylor School and is named after Ida Redmond. Ida Redmond was born in 1893 in Wisconsin. She made her way to Orcutt after graduating from San Francisco State Normal School in 1915. She began her teaching career at the Union Oil Newlove School. In 1920, she married Carl Taylor, an employee at Union Oil. She continued to teach until her retirement in 1960. Ida Redmond Taylor died in 1990.

Taylor School opened with just over 500 students in its first year. Today, the current enrollment has grown to over 950 students. 


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Stefanie Hardgrave

Titles: Principal K-6

Iain Patterson

Titles: Certificated Management, Assistant Principal K-6

Delia Ruiz

Titles: Clerical Support, School Office Manager

Yolanda Rodriguez

Titles: Clerical Support, Clerk Typist III

Kiara Barajas-Tafolla

Titles: Paraprofessional, Instructional Asst II-Bil-Bic

Jessica Garcia

Titles: Clerical Support, Community Liaison

Celina Mejia

Titles: Taylor School, Clerk III - Project Clerk

Eneida Rogness

Titles: Clerical Support, Licensed Vocational Nurse

Sergio Maldonado

Titles: Computer Laboratory Technician
Phone Numbers:
School: 805-361-5909

Kristen Latta

Titles: Nurse, Certificated

Michelle Aguilar

Titles: Teacher, SpecialEd Severely Handicapped

Kari Andersen

Titles: Resource Specialist

Kari Andersen

Titles: Resource Specialist

Keith Anthony

Titles: Custodial, Custodian II

Kelly Arias

Titles: 4th Grade