Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, RSC Executive Director, Ex-Officio board member, Galesburg, IL

March 3, 2021 |
Headshot of Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, Executive Director of Rural Schools Collaborative

Taylor McCabe-Juhnke was named Executive Director for the Rural Schools Collaborative on July 1, 2021. As a North Newton, Kansas native, Taylor is a product of small town public education and rural-serving higher ed. She proudly hails from a long line of rural educators,

Taylor was an early supporter of the Rural Schools Collaborative, serving as a Strategic Planning Fellow for RSC in 2016. While assisting RSC, Taylor was largely responsible for the planning and coordination of the Rural Teacher Corps Stakeholders’ Summit Visioning Meeting in Mitchell, South Dakota, which convened 75 participants from nine different states. That event continues to shape RSC’s ongoing work with rural teacher preparation efforts throughout the nation.

With more than a decade of experience, Taylor brings varied perspectives from both corporate and nonprofit contexts, as well as urban and rural. Her background in nonprofits and education advocacy included roles with the Seattle-based United Way of King County, and the Wisconsin-based Madison Audubon Society. She also has expertise in multi-million dollar program management, leading large-scale projects while building consensus across diverse stakeholders.

Taylor is a passionate people-person and fierce education advocate. When she is not at home with a cup of coffee and a cat on her lap, you can find Taylor on nature tromps or happily losing at game nights.

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