Colin Taylor serves as the Chief of the Office of Data Systems & Strategy in DC Public Schools. He leads DCPS’s work to provide actionable data and ensure they have the technology infrastructure to enable change in every school across the district. Taylor has spent the last twelve years working on data driven improvement efforts in K-12 education and the public sector, including seven years at DCPS in the Office of Data & Strategy where he led performance management, data and accountability, and research and evaluation. Prior to DCPS, Colin worked in performance management and research in the Maryland Governor’s Office. Colin started his career in K-12 education at the Urban Institute and the Harvard Center on Education Policy Research where he researched teacher effectiveness, school finance, and school quality. Colin holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.