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Secondary education educator

Kathleen Taylor Isaacs, American literature educator. Dalsheimer grantee, 1981, 83, 85, 88; American Memory fellow, 1999.


Isaacs, Kathleen Taylor was born on December 20, 1940 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Robert and Fannie (Turnbull) Taylor.


Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1962. Master of Library Science, University Maryland, 1980. Master of Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1994.


5th grade teacher, Hong Kong International School, 1973-1974;library, high school, Hong Kong International School, 1974-1978;5th grade teacher, Park School Lower School, Brooklandville, Maryland., 1980-1982;humanities and mathematics teacher, Park School Middle School, Brooklandville, 1982-1990;chair department humanities, Park School Middle School, Brooklandville, 1987-1990;English teacher, N.W. U., Xi'an, China, 1990-1991;young adult specialist, Enoch Pratt Free Library., Baltimore, 1991-1993;chair English department, Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1993-1994;teacher, Edmund Burke School, Washington, since 1994. Member of advisory commission on gifted and talented education, Baltimore County, Towson, Maryland., 1987-1990.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles and book reviews to professional publications.


Singer, member council Baltimore Choral Arts Society, since 1978. Singer, section leader Choir of Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, 1987-1993. Member American Library Association (church Bks, since 2007, Newbery committee 1996, 2007, Margaret Edwards committee, Sibert committee, Batchelder committee, Great Web Sites committee, Best Books Young Adults, Sibert chairman 2004), United States Board on Books, Outstanding International Bks chairman 2005-2006), National Council Teachers English (literature based on language arts instruction committee 1987-1991), Wellesley College Alumnae Association (class secretary 1992-1997), Children's Literature New England Advisory board.


Married Arnold R. Isaacs, November 22, 1962. Children: Jennifer, Katherine, Robert.

Robert Taylor

Fannie (Turnbull) Taylor

Arnold R. Isaacs

Jennifer Isaacs

Katherine Isaacs

Robert Isaacs