Kelly Taylor

Associate Lecturer, Literacy and General Pedagogy
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (UNDA), Masters of Education (UNDA) 

Phone: 9433 0174

  • Biography

    Kelly is a passionate literacy educator. She currently teaches in the areas of literacy and early childhood. She has significant experience in early childhood settings and as a specialist language development teacher. In the specialist role, Kelly taught young children with a Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and was involved in leading curriculum and pedagogy within the school.

    In 2016, she was recognised by the International Literacy Association's as one of the 30 under 30 Young Literacy Leaders in the World for her commitment towards establishing art-rich environments for students with disabilities, as well as for her leadership within the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA). She led the ALEA WA Council from 2016-2020 and established many opportunities for early career teachers to build professional networks. She was a member of AITSL’s community consultation groups throughout 2016 and 2017. In 2017, Kelly was selected as a participant in the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) to develop initiatives to provide educational opportunities for children affected by the global refugee crisis.

    Kelly’s current research interests involve the experiences of early career teachers; leadership in the early years; and literacy education.

  • Teaching areas

    Kelly currently teaches in the areas of literacy and early childhood. She coordinates both English 1: Functional Literacy and English 3: Writing and Spelling.

    Undergraduate courses taught:

    • EDUC1001 Creating Learning Environments
    • EDUC1611 English 1: Functional Literacy
    • EDUC2631 English 2: Reading and Viewing
    • EDUC3651/5008 English 3: Writing and Spelling
    • EDUC4326 Introduction to Research and Scholarship: Theatre Studies
    • EDUC4323 Introduction to Research and Scholarship: English
  • Completed research projects

    • 2018, Empowering Students with Language Difficulties through Process Drama, Professor Robyn Ewing Sydney University (research partner), ALEA 2017 Research Grant ($5000)
  • Conference papers

    • Taylor, K. (2019). Supporting students with language difficulties through process drama: an action research project. Presented at the 2019 Australian Literacy Educators’ Association National Conference, July 9-13. Melbourne, Victoria. Retrieved from
    • Taylor, K. (2017). Empowering exceptional learners through arts integration. Presented at the International Literacy Association 2017 Conference, July 15-17. Orlando, Florida.
  • Professional affiliations

    • Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
    • Primary English Teachers’ Association Australia
    • International Literacy Association
    • Western Australian Institute for Educational Research
  • Community engagement

    • ALEA President (Perth Local Council) 2016-2020
    • AITSL Focus Group (Voice of the Profession) 2016-2017
    • WISE Learner’s Voice 2017/2019
    • Kelmscott PS School Board 2020-
  • Awards