December 2, 2013
Sharon Taylor – Board Member
Ms. Sharon Lee Taylor has served as president of the board for several years. She has 30 years of educational experience in California. She has taught LAUSD students in the elementary schools and middle schools. For four years, she was on detached service leave and worked full time with the California Department of Education training teachers throughout the state how to teach mathematics better. This curriculum included mathematics content for teachers, classroom management and how to access the knowledge the skills the students had mastered. This program was funded by a National Science Foundation. Shealso taught District interns for two years all of their course work for them to become credentialed for LAUSD. She retired from LAUSD in 2017. She also educates families on finances and achieving their financial goals.
Elizabeth Lands – Board Member
Elizabeth Lands is a core member of a non-profit social service organization dedicated to changing and uplifting communities one person at a time. Having worked in the public education sector for over a decade, Ms. Lands brings to the Orion Board of Directors her belief in the transformational power of education. Elizabeth studies Behavior and Social Science and Public Administration at the California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). In her free time, Elizabeth is a “foodie,” enjoying and experiencing a variety of culinary delights with her family.