Taylor McGraw
Executive Director
The Bell

After teaching for five years in Harlem and Brooklyn, Taylor left the classroom in 2017 to help launch The Bell, a nonprofit that puts students at the center of the fight for educational equity.

He collaborates with high school interns to produce the Miseducation podcast about inequity in NYC schools and serves as the adult advisor of Teens Take Charge, a student-led advocacy group that has pushed the city to move faster to integrate schools.

His writing has appeared in USA Today, The Hechinger Report, and Narratively. In his spare time, he works on a book about a summer he spent playing chess with men in Washington Square Park.

He has degrees from the University of Mississippi, Relay Graduate School of Education, and The New School, but his most impactful educational experiences took place in the Oxford, Mississippi public schools.