Andrew Taylor, Ed.D.

Andrew Taylor | ISM Consultant | Bio
Andrew Taylor | ISM Consultant | Bio | Mobile

ISM Consultant 

After 22 years in private-independent schools, Andrew joined ISM in 2017. He shares his expertise in school management, Board oversight, professional growth and development, project-based learning, faculty evaluation, and more. 

In his role at ISM, Andrew:

  • writes for ISM’s advisory letter Ideas & Perspectives, distributed to school leaders in almost 1,000 schools;
  • leads and co-leads ISM workshops in student-centered scheduling, leading effective lower schools, executive leadership, and summer program development;
  • co-facilitates ISM’s annual Heads Retreat;
  • hosts webinars in the areas of leadership, change management, and learning theory;
  • presents at association conferences;
  • conducts national and international on-site consultations; and
  • facilitates Board and school leadership retreats.

Andrew previously served as Head of Tower School, Massachusetts, where he was charged with rationalizing the operating budget, right-sizing the staffing model, and reconfiguring the school schedule to facilitate interdisciplinary instruction and project-based learning.

Before that, he was Head of Lower School at St. Paul’s, Maryland, where he oversaw the school’s adoption of the International Primary Curriculum. He also facilitated the creation of a project-based learning initiative, implemented a redefined teacher observation process, and supported asynchronous, online professional development.

Andrew began his career as an undergraduate instructor in human genetics, human social biology, and anatomy & physiology at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He also taught biology at the high school level.

After immigrating to the United States, he taught science at Brentwood School, California, where he developed its Lower School Summer Program. Later, he was Director of Admission and Assistant Head of School at St. James’ School, California, with significant involvement in fundraising and growing enrollment. Andrew was also the Assistant Headmaster and Director of Summer Programs at The John Thomas Dye School, California.

Andrew has presented at CAIS, SAIS, and NAIS Conferences.

Andrew earned his Doctorate of Education at UCLA, and his master’s degree in educational administration from California State University, Northridge. Andrew’s two bachelor’s degrees are in human biology and science education.