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Welcome, Mr. Taylor!

Posted Date: 06/15/2022

Welcome, Mr. Taylor!

Celeste ISD is pleased to announce that Mr. Chris Taylor has been appointed as the new Principal of Celeste High School. We are looking forward to seeing the positive impact of Mr. Taylor’s leadership and support for students, staff and school community.  Please join us in welcoming Chris Taylor to Celeste ISD!

Greetings from the New Principal

My name is Chris Taylor and it is a privilege and an honor to be joining the Blue Devil Family.  I grew up in Southern Hunt County and was active in FFA while attending Quinlan Ford High School.  I enjoyed showing market lambs and being an FFA officer.  I then graduated from Texas A&M - Commerce with my bachelor’s degree.  I wanted to make an impact on youth and serve students like myself.  I chose to teach in Quinlan ISD.  I have always had a drive to improve things and decided to get my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  I have now been an administrator since 2005.  The first 15 years of my career were in Quinlan ISD.  The past 5 years I have been at Keene ISD as High School Principal.  I love helping youth look toward the future while setting and achieving their goals.  God has always looked after me, and I want students to know that there is a plan and a purpose for them.  Many times, you can catch me in the cafeteria playing Connect 4 with students.  I pride myself on working hard and having some fun while doing so.

I greatly enjoy being around my family.  My wife, Ashley, is my foundation!  She makes me better and I am well aware that I "married up".  She has been an all-star elementary teacher for 22 years.  We have two intelligent and beautiful daughters.  Chloe has just been accepted into Nursing School at UT Health in San Antonio.   Maizie is a 2022 high school graduate, and she plans to attend college to complete a sonography tech program.  We have a third daughter named Lucy.  Don't tell her, but she is actually a Mini Aussie, not a human.  We love to travel and to go on cruises.   We also love to binge watch good shows.   I love old vehicles and rat rods.   Being a child of the 80's, I also collect 80's Transformer toys.   You could probably call me a modern-day nerd.

I look forward to serving the Celeste community.  I can't wait to see you at a football game!

Chris Taylor and Family