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Cicely Taylor Named Chief of Staff

Taylor to Serve In Senior Leadership Role as Trusted Advisor for Acelero Learning CEO

June 23, 2023

Acelero, Inc. is excited to announce Cicely Taylor as our new Chief of Staff. Taylor will serve in a senior leadership role as a trusted advisor for CEO Henry Wilde, connecting with internal and external stakeholders to influence outcomes and drive toward organizational goals. For the past 17 years, Taylor has served in a variety of leadership roles at KIPP Texas, which provides Pre-K-12 education for 34,000 children in four districts across the state.

“I am excited to welcome Cicely to our organization. She shares our deep commitment to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed in school and in life and brings a unique set of skills to help us move our work forward,” said Henry Wilde, Co-founder and CEO of Acelero, Inc. “Cicely will help us to maximize our impact on children, families, and the field of early childhood education.”

Taylor served most recently as Chief of Staff for KIPP where she was responsible for board governance, managing and supporting special projects, and supporting organizational effectiveness. Prior to her role at KIPP, she was a Preschool Director in Chicago and an elementary and middle-school teacher in California.

“I am honored to join Acelero, Inc. as Chief of Staff,” Taylor said. “I am excited to join the team and work towards our shared vision of empowering communities, families, and children while simultaneously eliminating inequities in education.” 

Taylor began her role on June 20, 2023.