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Cheryl Taliaferro, Ph.D.

7th Grade ASPIRE Humanities
(817) 251-5320
Conference M-F 8:10-8:57 

 I am excited to be a part of Cross Timbers ASPIRE again this year! I have worked in education for twenty-four years at the middle school, high school, and college levels, and I love working with students. I received my B.A. in Politics from the University of Dallas, my M.A. in Reading from Texas Woman's University, and my Ph.D. in Reading with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Texas. My teaching and research interests include gifted education, multicultural and international literature, best practices in secondary education, and critical literacy. I have written several journal articles and book chapters and have presented at a variety of local, state, and national professional conferences. In addition to working at secondary schools during the school year, I also work as an Academic Coordinator, Instructional Reviewer, and Editor for Duke University's Talent Identification Program. I have also served as a Malone Fellow with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, cooking, cheering at my children's sporting events, and watching tennis.