R. Larry Taylor, M.Ed.
- Executive Director
R. Larry Taylor received a BS Degree from Cumberland College in the areas of learning and behavior disorders, elementary education and a Master's Degree in Special Education. Larry holds certifications from Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky in a variety of areas in education. Larry worked 23 years in local school districts serving in the role of teacher of exceptional children, school counselor, instructional supervisor, director of special education and assistant superintendent of personnel, curriculum and instruction.
In 2005, Larry was appointed as the State Director of Exceptional Children Services for the Kentucky Department of Education. While at KDE, he served in the role of Interim Associate Commissioner for the Office of Special Instruction Services and Director in the Division of Learning Services. July 2011, Larry accepted the position of Director of the Special Education Cooperative for the Ohio Valley Special Education Cooperative and Consultant for the Center for Learning Excellence at the University of Louisville.
In addition to the position as the Director to the Special Education Cooperative, in January of 2012 Larry was appointed as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Autism Training Center. Larry is also a doctoral student at the University of Louisville in the College of Education.