Alyce Savage Taylor Elementary School History

School: Alyce Savage Taylor Elementary School
School Name History:
The school is named in honor of Alyce Savage Taylor, a Reno native who attended Mt. Rose Elementary School and Reno High School. She began her teaching career in 1942 in Minden, Nevada. In 1944 she came to the Washoe County School District where she worked until her death in 1988. Alyce taught at Southside and Veterans Memorial Elementary Schools for 22 years. She then became a Curriculum Coordinator for the District. Her expertise in reading and language arts was an asset to schools all over Nevada. According to the plaque at the school, “She was truly a dedicated, outstanding
educator and a fine humanitarian.” The school site was donated by the Hawco Corporation, Jim Haw, President. Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Bill H. Bowden Kevin R. Christensen
Doranna Goodnight Douglas R. Hill
Robert E. Kirchner J. Kay Loudon
Virginia S. Palmer Edward Van Gorder
Robert G. Whittemore Michael A. Wright
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Marvin Moss
Opening Date: 1990
Architect: Sheehan Van Woert Architects
Contractor: Clark & Sullivan Constructors
Construction Cost: $3,711,170
Square Footage: 51,546
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1990, AL 5990
First Principal: James Luttges
Physical Building Description:
Cinder block, single story construction with interior circulation corridors, library, multipurpose room/cafeteria and classrooms for K-6.