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Ashley McDowell Taylor
Departments and Positions: Dean of Students Science Teacher Head Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Coach
School Extension 4013 ARM@episcopalhighschool.org
At Episcopal, Ashley serves as the dean of students, is head coach of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team, and teaches an interdisciplinary elective on biology and the human past. Before Episcopal, Ashley worked at St. Mark’s School where she taught biology, ran an upperclass girls’ dorm, and coached field hockey and lacrosse. Ashley has continued to be involved with youth lacrosse through the local middle school STARS club program.
Ashley is a graduate of Brown University, where she played on the lacrosse team and earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology, specifically focusing on the brain and behavior. For her capstone project, she assisted with hospital-based research on the cortisol levels of children in stressful situations whose mothers smoked during pregnancy. She completed a master’s degree in biology through Harvard University Extension School. She also studied at the Klingenstein Summer Institute through Columbia University.
Credentials: ALM, Harvard University B.A., Brown University