Head of UWC Mahindra College
Dr. Dale Taylor joined the UWC movement as Head of UWC Mahindra College in July 2021.
Prior to that, Dr. Taylor was part of Aga Khan Educational Services and served as the Head of The Aga Khan School, Dhaka. She was previously the Head of School of SEV American College in Istanbul. She moved to Doha, Qatar in 2011 to become the Founding Principal of ACS Doha. She worked for ACS for six years, leading several programme initiatives and developments.
Dr. Taylor graduated magna cum laude with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in the United States. She also holds a Masters of Education from The College of New Jersey. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education with Distinction from The University of Alberta in Canada, and she also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McGill University in Canada.
She has strong interest in educational innovation and design, educational research, and developing educational leaders.
For many years, I have been captivated by the philosophy and educational programmes of United World Colleges. The mission of United World Colleges is to 'Make education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable culture.' Though it is an ambitious and idealistic mission, it is relevant and urgent more than ever today. As an educational leader, I cannot think of a more rewarding role than to be responsible for the students' educational and residential programmes at UWC Mahindra College. The values of international and intercultural understanding, celebration of difference, personal integrity and responsibility, mutual responsibility and respect, compassion and service, and respect for, and stewardship of the environment, as exemplified by the biodiversity initiative, are aligned with my own.