Curtis Taylor is currently serving as an improvement coach at High Tech High’s Center for Research on Equity & Innovation in San Diego, California, with 10+ years of teaching experience. Taylor’s passion is for every student to see themselves as a brilliant mathematician. He is part of a Mathematical Agency Improvement Community that is working toward abolishing the phrase “I am not a math person”.

Because of his passion, Taylor has made equity in math his priority. He has served as the co-project director for the Lesson Study Fellowship at all High Tech High Schools, a collaborative effort to promote more equitable practices in math classrooms. Taylor also is a faculty member of High Tech High’s Graduate School of Education, where he co-facilitates the capstone course for the Teacher Apprentice Program. Taylor holds a B.A in elementary education from Clemson University, a M.Ed. from the University of San Diego, and has recently completed his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of California San Diego. His dissertation focuses on the impact of lesson studies on math teachers’ understanding and self-efficacy in culturally relevant pedagogy.