Taylor Howard

Director of Professional Development

The Center for Black Educator Development

Taylor is a servant leader and educator activist whose personal and professional mission is centered on improving the quality of life for black and brown students. After graduating with her bachelors in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she joined Teach for America in San Antonio, TX where she taught middle school social studies and coached girls’ basketball. After graduation, 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 working for Baltimore City Public Schools, leading the Teacher Recruitment and Selection team, before joining The Center for Black Educator Development in 2021 as the Director of Professional Development.