Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Education (Secondary Education, English Language Arts)
Mrs. Taylor Mallicoat
Hello, I am Mrs. Mallicoat. I graduated from Jacksonville State University's School of Education with a degree in Secondary Education, English Language Arts in 2020. Shortly after, I began my career at Oxford Middle School as an 8th Grade English teacher. During my second year at OMS, I started as an assistant volleyball coach for the 8th grade team.
I live just outside of Oxford with my husband Justin and our daughter Ava. We have two cats, Jasper and Charlotte, and a dog, Abby Belle. During breaks and on weekends, we enjoy spending time with our family. Some of our favorite things to do as a family are play card games (Rook and Spades are our go-to games), board games (my personal favorite is Monopoly), and darts. We also enjoy going to different sporting events together. Some of our favorite sports are baseball, basketball, football, and golf.
In 2011, I graduated from Weaver High School and the Calhoun County Career Technical Center. During my high school career, I played volleyball for two years before focusing on studying health sciences at CCCTC. While at CCCTC, I spent three years studying health sciences and served as the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) President for our chapter; earned second place at the Alabama SkillsUSA Competition for CPR and First Aid; and served as the EnviroBowl Team Captain for my last two years of high school. After high school, I attended Gadsden State Community College where I pursued a career in health care. I worked as a patient care technician at RMC for two years, an Advanced EMT at Cleburne County EMS for three years, and as an AEMT/medical assistant at CARES for five years before beginning my career as an educator.
My favorite question to be asked is why I chose education. When I was asked what I wanted to be when I was an adult, I always responded with a profession in the medical field. What I wanted most was to make a difference. While I am forever grateful for my experiences working in the ER, on an ambulance in rural Alabama, and at an urgent care clinic, it didn't take long for me to realize I didn't want my difference to be made toward the end of a person's life. My "dream job" is to encourage and inspire young people to become better versions of themselves and active members of their community.