Director of Education and Outreach
Jane Taylor is the Director of Education and Outreach. Jane’s passion for FIRST® began in in 2001 when she decided to coach her rookie after school team to compete in FIRST® LEGO® League’s MISSION TO MARSSM. Jane taught middle school science in Houston Independent School District (HISD) after graduating from Lamar University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science. She earned her Master’s in Education and she has been instrumental in created professional robotics learning communities for FIRST LEGO® League and FIRST Tech Challenge nationally since 2004.
Over the last seven years as a Master Trainer for LEGO® Education Academy, Jane has traveled to over 33 states to instruct teachers on how to effectively use robots in the classrooms and competitions. Over the last 17 years she has served as a coach, mentor, host, and cheerleader for FIRST Robotics in Houston.