Will Taylor

"Will” has more than a quarter century in education, beginning his career as a classroom teacher of English Literature and Philosophy at his Alma Mater Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, NJ, in 1989 after earning undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy from Upsala College. While at Immaculate, Will wore many hats: classroom teacher, Director of Admission, Director of Athletics, football, wrestling and baseball coach. He also pursued his graduate work in philosophy, with a concentration in Eastern Thought at Columbia University. Will joined the Newark Academy admission staff in 2005, as Associate Director of Admission & Director of Financial Aid and was named Director of Admission & Enrollment Management in 2007. While under Will’s leadership the school has enjoyed significant growth in inquires, applications and enrollment, and Will has taken on leadership roles within the NJAIS Admission Director’s group as well as the SSATB Non Cognitive Assessment "G32" and as a member of the AISAP Board of Directors and Cohort Group Leaders. A vocal advocate for non-traditional students and families in the independent school admission process, Will has worked to attract students to independent schools from throughout northern New Jersey since 1996 and has extensive experience in the urban, parochial and independent school systems.