Vincent Taylor

Vincent Taylor

Board Member
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Vincent Taylor, receiving his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Florida and his master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Florida, has 27 years as an educator in Duval County Public Schools.

His affinity for education led him to publish a book for teachers called If Instruction Isn’t Engaging, I Quit. He has presented his highly sought-after profession development workshop, sharing the same name, to over 70,000 educators across the country.

Known in many districts as “The Rapping Teacher,” he is a huge fan of music. As a result of this passion, he published a reading program that helps students with reading comprehension called Rhythmic Reading with Rap. This supplemental resource has been successful numerous times in increasing student achievement. Mr. Taylor has also written six books in his children’s fictional series called Cornbread.

Vincent has received the following recognition:

  • 2022 NAACP Olivia-Gay Davis Education Award
  • 2021 Literacy is a Legacy Award (Fresh Book Festival)
  • 2020 Education Excellence Award Nominee (Jacksonville Image Award)
  • 2020 Prestige Award (Literacy Pros of Jacksonville)
  • 2012 Outstanding Graduate Leadership Award (University of Florida)
  • 2006 Featured on front cover of Lastinger Center Magazine (UF)
  • 2006 Teacher of the Year Award.
  • 1998 Touching Hearts & Changing Lives Award (Florida Association of School Social Workers)

Mr. Taylor founded TriEclipse Publishing, Inc. in 2001. His goal has always been to offer intriguing publications, highly interactive professional development, and engaging presentations to students and educators around the globe.