Kelli Taylor


Kelli Taylor

Bachelor of Music Education, UCO 2004
Master of Music, UCO 2011
2016 HCP Teacher of the Year
Kelli Taylor

Kelli Taylor graduated from Marietta High School as her class's valedictorian in 1999. From there, she traveled to Edmond where she attended the University of Central Oklahoma, earning her Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education in May of 2004. She graduated from UCO Summa Cum Laude and was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (top 10% of the freshman class), Kappa Delta Pi (educational honor organization) and Alpha Chi (top 10% of the junior and senior classes).

Kelli most recently earned her Master's in Music from UCO in summer 2011.

During her time at UCO, Kelli performed with the marching band both as a flutist and a percussionist, the concert band, the wind ensemble, the symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, flute ensemble, as well as various solo and small ensemble pursuits. 

Currently, Kelli directs the band and orchestra, advises the online student news site and yearbook, teaches beginning journalism, and maintains the school website. During her time with these groups, she has received thousands of dollars in grant money, the band and orchestra have competed at numerous contests, and her students have been recognized across the state as musicians, writers, and journalists. This will be her 13th year with HCP, and 14th teaching. In the spring of 2016, she was honored with the title of HCP Teacher of the Year.

Kelli is an active member of OMEA, CODA, and Oklahoma Scholastic Media.

Kelli lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Kevin, an attorney who graduated with his Bachelor's from UCO in 2003 and his Juris Doctorate from OCU in 2009. They have two cats: Anchovy and Extra, and one highly unmotivated lab-mix, Callie. The Taylors recently welcomed the addition of their first child, and with their jobs, child, and pets, they stay rather busy, so don't expect to see them around too much. 

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