Andrew Taylor, Ph.D.
Andrew believes in a global perspective for educating children. He brings a wealth of knowledge in independent school administration and teaching, as well as a spirit of innovation and collaboration.
As an ISM Consultant, Andrew shares his expertise in school management, curriculum development, project-based learning, faculty evaluation, fundraising, enrollment, and more. He worked in private-independent schools for 22 years before joining ISM in 2017.
Andrew previously served as Head of Tower School, MA, 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, MD, 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 re-defined 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, CA, where he developed its Lower School Summer Program. Later, he was Director of Admission and Assistant Head of School at St. James’ School, CA, 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, CA.
Conference presentations include co-presentation of Developing an Effective Faculty Evaluation at 2004 CAIS Annual Conference in North Hollywood, CA and Developing and Using Faculty Standards at the 2005 NAIS National Conference in San Diego, CA.
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.