Phone: (417) 732-3620


Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. - Communication Sciences and Disorders from Missouri State University B.S. - Communication Disorders from Truman State University Licensed by Missouri Board of Healing Arts Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) issued by American-Speech-Language Hearing Association

Ms. Taylor Shields

Hi, McCulloch!


My name is Taylor Shields and I’ll be your Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for the upcoming school year. I’m very excited to be a member of the McCulloch family and am looking forward to starting my fifth year as an SLP in the school system with you! 

Although I’m new to McCulloch, I’m quite familiar with the Republic School District, as I was across the street at Price for two years prior to relocating to Kansas City. Since the beginning of my career, the Republic School District held a special place in my heart and always felt like home. For that reason, I’m proud to be returning “home” to establish permanent roots in this district and community!


To recharge and re-energize, I enjoy spending time with my people, attending sporting events and concerts, shopping, exploring National Parks, and spoiling my dog, Moose.


Everyone deserves the right to communicate, which fuels my passion for speech and language and guides the interactions with and services I provide for my students. I also believe every student should feel as though they belong and know that there is always someone cheering them on, only wanting the best. It is my goal to make sure each student that walks into my classroom knows their worth and potential.