Clinical Assistant Professor of English Education
Ayanna Taylor is a teacher with eighteen years of experience teaching in urban public school districts and charter schools. She has served as a secondary English teacher, a teacher trainer and coach, and a charter school developer. Most recently, Taylor served as an adjunct instructor at Hunter College where she taught a course titled Diversity in American Schools. Taylor has presented workshops on building culture in learning communities, creating successful college placement programs, and using rubrics to drive instruction. She is the founder and president of ACCESS Educational Advisors, a small business that provides support to schools and individuals. Taylor is the coordinator of the Teacher Residency program at Great Oaks Charter School, a unique partnership between NYU and the Great Oaks Foundation. She holds a BA in English Literature from The University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's in Public Administration from Rutgers University.