“Remain flexible and open to what the possibilities might be.”
It was a tough decision, she says, but Terri Taylor left grad school to become a high-school chemistry teacher. She talks about the importance of following your passion and taking your career one step at a time.
Terri Taylor is the assistant director for K−12 education at the American Chemical Society (ACS). Before joining ACS in 2005 Taylor taught high-school and community-college chemistry in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida A&M University and a master’s degree in cellular and molecular medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.