Mike Taylor, VA

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Executive Director, Henrico Education Foundation

Mike Taylor is the Executive Director of the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) in Richmond, Virginia. Through a dynamic public-private partnership with the Commonwealth’s sixth largest school district, HEF serves more than 51,000 students in 72 educational facilities. These facilities are located in suburban, rural and urban communities.

Prior to joining HEF in November 2014, Mike served as the Executive Director of the Mountain Education Foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has 25 years of non-profit management and fundraising experience. He is involved with public education on a local and national level, serving as a speaker at numerous conferences and regularly consulting with foundations and school districts across the country.

Mike has a passion for creating strong public schools that ensure all children reach their fullest potential. His work at HEF is focused on transforming public education through the expansion of best practices, the creation of innovation in the classroom and the development of researchbased solutions that bring a Continuous Improvement approach to addressing the challenges facing public education.