Taylor Howard attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her bachelor’s degree in public policy. After graduation, she joined Teach For America in San Antonio, Texas where she taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade social studies and coached girls’ basketball. After teaching in the classroom for three years, Taylor transitioned to the nonprofit sector.
From 2015-2019 she worked at Teach For America, Baltimore in three different roles including manager of teacher leadership and development, manager of classroom culture and climate, and director of corps member programming. During this time, she received her master’s degree in education policy and leadership from American University.
In 2019 she transitioned from the nonprofit sector to work for Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPSS) where she supported over 40 principals as a human capital partner, and later went on to serve as the manager of teacher recruitment and selection for BCPSS. She currently serves as the director of professional learning for The Center for Black Educator Development.
One of the core principles that guide her both personally and professionally is: “If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.” In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, traveling, cooking new dishes, spending time with loved ones, and continuing to grow as a steward in her faith.