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Retired NBA player Brian Taylor has been named as executive director of Teleos Preparatory Academy in Phoenix.
Taylor, a graduate of Princeton University, played for 10 years in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association. He was a second-round draft pick in 1972 for the Seattle SuperSonics and was a two-time ABA All-Star, averaging 17 points per game for the Kansas City Kings during the 1976-77 season.
After retiring from basketball, Taylor launched a business career and served as director of admissions and student diversity at the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, where he also taught. He then became the founding principal of View Park Prep Middle School.
Mayor Greg Stanton will welcome and introduce Taylor at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix on May 3 at 6 p.m., where Taylor will share his vision for Teleos Prep.
Teleos is one of 16 Valley charter schools operated by the nonprofit Great Heart Academies. As a charter school, the K-8 program is free for all students, and includes full-day kindergarten.
All Teleos Prep students wear uniforms, take fine arts courses, engage in Socratic seminars and study Latin.
For more: www.telesprep.org
Angela Gonzales covers health, biotech and education.
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