Valerie Taylor

Innovation Coach, Community College Growth Engine

Valerie Taylor joins the Lab as the Innovation Coach for the Community College Growth Engine, an innovative, tri-sector and multimillion-dollar effort turning community colleges into bridges to dignified work for every American learner and worker, starting with almost 6,000 learners in six communities.

Valerie has spent the past 15 years as an education and workforce development consultant for a variety of industry associations, education institutions, and non-profit organizations. She provides expertise in credentialing, career pathways, and curriculum design. Before branching out on her own, Valerie led the education and instructional design departments for several professional and trade associations. Valerie is passionate about helping to advance the K-12 and post-secondary education systems to better meet the needs of today’s learners and employers. 

Valerie has a B.S. in Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Valerie enjoys yoga, cooking, and being out in nature.