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Principal Taylor of Waterford Oaks Tells Her Story

Trevena Taylor  

Trevena Taylor, Ed.D., Principal - Waterford Oaks Elementary

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Trevena Taylor, Ed.D., is principal at Waterford Oaks Elementary and is truly a life-long educator.  “I have a twin brother and, when we were little, I used to give him a dollar to let me teach him piano,” she laughed. As she grew older, she found other, more-willing students. In high school, she tutored students in church and did the same for her classmates in college. “There is no better way to impact lives than teaching.”

Career History

In 2006, Taylor began her career as an educator in Cedar Hill ISD. She taught fifth and sixth grade students with special needs. In 2009, she became a literacy lab teacher and in 2012 she was promoted to assistant principal. In 2016, she realized her dream of becoming a principal when she accepted the role at Waterford Oaks Elementary.  


BSW - Social Work

MSSW - Social Work

Ed.D. - K-12 Educational Leadership with Superintendent Certification

Taylor describes her 11 year career in Cedar Hill ISD as a spiritual journey. “Teachers are able to help change the course of their students’ lives.”