Larry T. Taylor

Taylor, Larry T.

Larry T. Taylor attended John Marshall High School on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. He transferred to Rantoul High School, where he graduated in 1976.

Shortly after graduating from high school, he joined the Army and was stationed at Scholdfield Barracks in Hawaii, where he served two of his three years of active duty. During that time, he received various awards, including Trainee Leader of the cycle and Colonel's Orderly.

After Larry was honorably discharged from the military, he pursued his higher education at Parkland College, majoring in business. He earned an Associates in Business Management and a Liberal Arts degree before transferring to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. There, he obtained a Master's of Science Degree in Education.

Mr. Taylor was selected as a PROF (Professors of the Future) scholar in September 1999. He became a full-time Instructor, teaching Psychology at Parkland College. He has also taught part-time at Parkland while maintaining a full-time position as the Middle School Advisor for Talent Search of the TRIO program. In addition, Mr. Taylor has taught GED and Orientation to College classes at Parkland College.

Prior to his employment at Parkland College, Mr. Taylor was employed as an Addiction’s Counselor at Prairie Center in Urbana Illinois. As a counselor, he developed therapy groups, conducted therapy group sessions, and facilitated client treatment plans. He also conducted individual counseling sessions and maintained client's records.

Mr. Taylor is married to Anita Taylor, who is also employed at Parkland. He and his wife met in High School and have been married for 20 years. Together, they have three daughters. Larry has various hobbies and loves to play chess.