Taylor N. Allbright

Taylor N. Allbright
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership,
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Taylor N. Allbright is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Allbright's teaching and scholarship are grounded in a passion for advancing equity in K–12 schools. She also seeks to bridge research, policy, and practice with scholarship that directly informs the work of educational leaders. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, she taught high school English and ethnic studies in Hayward, California. Allbright received her PhD in urban education policy from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

updated 2019

Publications by Taylor N. Allbright
Leadership, Partnership, and Community
Public education today faces a troubling set of challenges, including declining enrollment, staffing shortages, and polarized communities, with school boards at the center of broader political debates. How did we arrive at this current state? This…
California’s CORE districts—a consortium of eight school districts serving a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of over one million students—since 2014 have led the way in deploying measures of social and emotional learning (SEL) and…
Insights from Outlier Schools
There is a growing consensus in education that schools can and should attend to students’ social-emotional development. Emerging research and popular texts indicate that students’ mindsets, beliefs, dispositions, emotions, and behaviors can advance…
In this brief, we update previous research on the implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) with the results from a 2019 poll of California voters. Results show that while public awareness of the LCFF has increased, more…