Justin Taylor began his career in education at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, CT in 2009. After nine years of teaching at Bulkeley, he transitioned to a position in Hartford’s central office, where he led efforts to build teacher and administrator capacity for student-centered learning through professional development and job-embedded instructional coaching. In 2019, he took on the role of Assistant Director of Educational Innovation. In this role, he co-leads design efforts with Hartford’s three comprehensive high schools, works with others on developing alternative educational programming for overage, under-credited students, and is working alongside central office staff, school leaders, and teachers to develop Hartford’s instructional vision and Portrait of a Graduate. He is the 2014 Hartford Public Schools Teacher of the Year and a 2015 finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Justin holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Vassar College, and earned his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.