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Lydotta M. Taylor


Lydotta M. Taylor is the Founder, President & CEO of The EdVenture Group. Through her work with The EdVenture Group she has had a positive and sustaining impact on education and business systems across numerous states where the group is actively engaged in a number of projects. Lydotta’s ability to leverage resources and connect partners across industry has earned her notable awards and board positions.  Lydotta has been a leader in the professional development areas of leadership, change management and organizational culture.

Lydotta completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Executive Education and holds a Doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in STEM Professional Development from West Virginia University.  Lydotta completed the Life Success Consulting and Coaching certification in 2008.  Prior to founding The EdVenture Group, she served as Vice President for Workforce and Education at the West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation. Her education career began as a high school math and computer science teacher followed by serving as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Monongalia County school system.

Lydotta currently serves on numerous Advisory Councils for colleges at West Virginia University, the Board of Directors for the United Way of Mon and Preston Counties, and the Salvation Army. Taylor has held numerous positions on a variety of community boards in the past.  She is a former Chairperson of the West Virginia Workforce Investment Board. She has made countless presentations to groups across the United States, sharing knowledge and successes for the business and education community to model. Lydotta is currently serving as an adjunct professor for the West Virginia University Leadership program, the Masters of Business Administration, and the Masters of Industrial Relations programs.  

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