The majority of Kathy Taylor’s career has been spent working in child welfare, where she has used her organizational, management and teaching skills to advance the professional development of social work practitioners. Since 1990, she has worked in a variety of capacities with the Department of Social & Health Services, most recently as a social and health program manager, program consultant, Family Voluntary Services supervisor and area administrator.
For three years, she served as a teaching associate and practicum supervisor for the Child Welfare Training & Advancement Program. There she developed and conducted trainings in child welfare practices for CWTAP students, developed student and staff recruitment plans, worked with CWTAP students to develop their practicum learning contracts, and helped them transition to the job market.
In addition to her MSW, Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Washington.