The Teacher Development Network Board of Advisors is comprised of individuals with a strong and broad range of expertise in teaching and teacher education, the policy environment, strategic partnerships, and organizational management. The advisory board works closely with Teacher Development Network's founder to provide critical feedback and guidance and attend to the strategic challenges and priorities necessary to achieve its vision of improving the learning to teach system and support the growth and development of Teacher Development Network.
Advisory Board Members
Liam Goldrick, Education Policy Expert
Sid Klein, Development and Partnership Expert
Sid has served as New Teacher Center's Director of Strategy and Development for the past six years, leading the development team in raising nearly $100M in philanthropic revenue. Sid has been keenly focused on building team capacity, implementing operational efficiencies, and putting into place systems to support a more data driven fundraising approach. For two decades, Sid has worked in myriad roles in the non-profit and K-12 education sectors as a teacher, administrator, researcher, lecturer, and fundraiser. He taught at a continuation high school serving high needs, predominantly migrant Mexican teenagers in Watsonville, CA. Sid worked at University California, Santa Cruz as a lecturer within the Anthropology Department and researcher, where he examined through multiple studies, the viability and effectiveness of leveraging retired teachers and schools leaders to support early career educators. Finally, Sid founded and directed Fields to Forks, a program in Portland, OR offering low income youth access to healthy food options and job readiness training while providing local farmers and markets access to engaged student volunteers. Sid earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of California and a master's degree in education from Harvard University where he served as Director of the Experiential Educators Network and was elected by his peers as class Marshal. Sid currently lives with his family in Portland, OR.
Megan W. Taylor, Teacher Development and Organizational Management Expert
Dr. Megan W. Taylor (she/her/hers) is the CEO and founder of Trellis Education, an organization working to ensure 6th-12th graders in public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area have seven years of exceptional math and science teachers who share critical identities with them. Dr. Taylor has taught teachers and students for two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. Dr. Taylor earned Masters and Doctoral degrees in Mathematics Education from Stanford University, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Harvard Graduate School of Education before proudly joining the California State University system as faculty in the Sonoma State School of Education. Dr. Taylor founded Trellis in 2015 because she believes we can and must do better by our young people. Dr. Taylor identifies as a woman, a mother, and an activist, and is committed to using her privileges to disrupt the impact of oppression and poverty in public education.