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Taylor Williams

2014 Fellow
Excel Public Charter School
Kent, Washington

Taylor’s decision to become a teacher was largely influenced by his high school physics teacher and cross country coach. They talked several times about what it would look like to find meaning in a career. Those conversations left a lasting impression on Taylor.

As an electrical and computer engineering major at The Ohio State University, Taylor interned at Procter & Gamble for three summers. He also was involved in graduate research on the applications of RADAR imaging systems. After graduating with both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering from Ohio State, he decided to pursue a career in teaching.

Motivated by his desire to directly share his passion for math and science with others, Taylor chose to embark on an alternate teaching certification program offered by Teach for America and the University of Washington. As a teacher, he draws upon his industry experience to help students to understand the connection between math and science, and future career options. Additionally, he will leverage his engineering background as he teaches a new course in the coming year—pre-engineering technologies.

Through membership in the KSTF community, Taylor expects to form lasting relationships that will propel him to be a better teacher, now and in the future.

In his spare time, he enjoys running and exploring the Pacific Northwest through road trips and hikes.


I believe that teachers have a huge opportunity to permanently impact each student they encounter. In addition, teachers should be active in leading change in the public education system from within, by modeling a profession based on competency, self-reflection, and continual learning.

Taylor Williams
2014 Fellow