Taylor was Denfeld’s longest serving principle, and the first
at its building on 44th Avenue West and Fourth Street. He was hired
in 1918, and served for 27 years.
Taylor is credited with establishing many of the
traditions that cemented the school’s reputation. His firmest
belief was that students should “win both ways,” in
the classroom and on the athletic field.
“Do what you choose and we’ll judge
you on what you choose,” he told students.
A retirement party for Taylor was held in the
Denfeld Auditorium in 1945. The program noted: “He created
an enviable reputation for Denfeld High School ranking high among
all schools in the America. In honoring Mr. Taylor we are doing
more than honoring a worthy man; we are honoring Denfeld itself,
for truly this man is Denfeld."
He died in 1957.
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