Ronald Taylor ‘14 Named Head of Middle School at Browning
Browning NEW YORK, NY February 18, 2021 – We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald James-Terry Taylor as Browning’s new Head of Middle School, succeeding Danielle Passno, who will become our Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning this summer.
Ronald, who will begin his term on July 1, 2021, is currently Acting Director of the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity at the Horace Mann School, where he is charged with infusing equity work with data-informed practice. This builds on his success in co-founding and co-directing HM STEPS (Students Together Empowering People of Color Successfully Program), a student-led, faculty-supported affinity-based mentoring program that supports the middle school experience for students of color.
With teaching experience in both public and independent schools, Ronald focuses on middle school education, and applying equity-based lenses to curriculum and instruction. In the classroom, Ronald was responsible for integrating systems analysis and interpretation into the middle school history program. Before Horace Mann School, Ronald taught in the Syracuse City School District and later at the Harlem Children’s Zone in Manhattan, NY.
Ronald graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate work in Policy Studies, Political Science & African American studies and secondary history education, in the Maxwell School and the Graduate School of Education respectively. He is currently a candidate for a masters degree in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Please join us in welcoming Ronald to our community.