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Friday, January 27, 2023

The Orchard Foundation

The Orchard Foundation Staff

Marjorie Taylor, Ed.D.
Executive Director for The Orchard Foundation
mataylor@theorchardfoundation.org
Dr. Marjorie Taylor is the Executive Director for The Orchard Foundation. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education, with the last 20 being in adult education, continuing education and workforce development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Master of Education in Mathematics and a Doctor of Education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. Prior to joining The Orchard Foundation, Taylor served as dean of the Louisiana Board of Regents Learning Center for Rapides Parish where she was responsible for directing operations of the facility and coordinating academic programs for more than 12 partner colleges and universities.
 
Kim Ducote
The Orchard Foundation Administrative Assistant
kducote@theorchardfoundation.org
Kim Ducote serves as the Administrative Assistant for The Orchard Foundation. She provides the administrative support for all of The Orchard Foundation program activities.
Jamila Farris
Early Childhood Program Coordinator
jfarris@theorchardfoundation.org
Jamila Farris is the Early Childhood Program Coordinator. She is responsible for helping coordinate and facilitate The Orchard Foundation's Early Childhood programs, including Read to Soar and Math to Build On. Farris holds an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. Prior to joining The Orchard Foundation, Farris worked as a Head Start teacher in LaSalle Parish.
Aubrey Flynn
Program Manager for K-12

aubrey@theorchardfoundation.org
Aubrey Flynn is the Program Manager for K-12 for The Orchard Foundation. She is responsible for ensuring K-12 programmatic activities of The Orchard Foundation are developed and implemented as designed. Flynn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art History from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Prior to joining The Orchard Foundation, she served as a teacher for the Rapides Parish School Board. In addition, Flynn has more than 12 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit training, marketing and development.

  Lindlay Howell, MBA
CLIP Field Coordinator

lhowell@theorchardfoundation.org
Lindlay Howell is the Central Louisiana Instructional Partnership (CLIP) Program Field Coordinator for The Orchard Foundation. She is primarily responsible for coordinating all field operations of CLIP. Howell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies Marketing/Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Prior to joining The Orchard Foundation, she served as the Director of Community Development for the City of Winnfield and the Marketing Manager for Winn Parish Medical Center.
  Kayla Suire
Program Manager for Early Childhood

kayla@theorchardfoundation.org
Kayla Suire is the Program Manager for Early Childhood for The Orchard Foundation. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the Early Childhood initiatives including the early childhood family literacy programs, Read to Soar and Math to Build On. Suire holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree in Behavioral Sciences and completed the Alternative Teacher Education Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to joining The Orchard Foundation, she served as a teacher in the Acadia and Rapides Parish school systems. Most recently, Suire served as the Child Care Technical Assistant Coach and assisted with the duties of Lead Agency for the Avoyelles Parish Early Childhood Network. 

 

Contact Information

The Orchard Foundation
1101 4th Street, Suite 101-C
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
Phone: 318-767-6561
Toll Free: 800-804-8454
Fax: 318-448-4473
Website: www.theorchardfoundation.org


The Rapides Foundation
1101 4th Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
Phone: 318-443-3394
Toll Free: 800-994-3394
Fax: 318-443-8312

 

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