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TAYLOR STEWART

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TAYLOR STEWART

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Vice President, Organizing Leadership

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Leadership for Educational Equity

BIOGRAPHY

Taylor Stewart is the Vice President, Organizing Leadership at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE). In this role, she is responsible for building and supporting the pipeline of leaders advancing educational equity through collective action in their professional or civic capacity at the local, state, and national level.

Taylor has been on staff at LEE for over eight years. Previously, she served as a senior director on the Regional Impact team supporting a portfolio of regions across the country toward ambitious goals for member development in our elected, policy, advocacy, and organizing pathways. She was also the founding Director of Maryland Impact where she led a region of 1,600 members toward building the individual and collective skills necessary to dismantle inequity. She supported members and community leaders to create statewide advocacy and organizing strategies to achieve a more equitable and effective education funding formula, advised and organized Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE), supported members as they ran for office at the local through federal level, and helped members secure high-impact policy and advocacy roles where they’ve achieved better outcomes for kids across Maryland.

Taylor entered into education after graduating with a degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and joining the 2007 corps of Teach For America, Baltimore. She spent three years teaching high school government, secured a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She lives in Baltimore with her husband Tom.