The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award


My name is McKenzie Taylor.  This is my 8th year teaching, and I'm excited to be in my third year at O'Farrell.  
I'm originally from Houston, Texas, and I lived there until I started college.  I obtained my undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where I majored in English and Psychology, and minored in Spanish.  I then earned my master's degree in teaching, along with my secondary English teaching credential, from Stanford University.  
I taught for five years in South and East Los Angeles, where I built the skill set that I now utilize in my classroom at O'Farrell.  I believe that every student is capable of achieving incredible outcomes if they are given the proper support and encouragement, and I look forward to creating the kind of classroom environment where students feel safe, loved, and encouraged to do their best.
If there's ever anything I can do for you as a student, parent, or other member of the O'Farrell community, let me know!