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educational analyst , public speaker

John Taylor Gatto, American Educational consultant, writer. Certified secondary teacher, New York.


Gatto, John Taylor was born on December 15, 1935 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Andrew Michael Mario and Frances Virginia (Zimmer) Gatto.


Bachelor, Columbia University, 1959;Master of Arts, Hunter College, 1971;postgraduate, Cornell Univercity, 1954, 55, 86;postgraduate, U. Pittsburgh, 1956;postgraduate, Yeshiva U., 1963;postgraduate, California State University, 1984;postgraduate, Lehman College, 1987;postgraduate, Reed College, 1990.


Copywriter Ted Bates Advertising, New York City, 1960-1961. Screenwriter Lotus Productions, 1961-1962. Instructor in English New York City Board Education, 1962-1971.

Lecturer Queens College, New York City, 1971-1976. Director The Lab School, 1976-1991. President Oxford Educational Consultant, Oxford, New York, since 1991.

Songwriter (American Society of Composers listed), New York City, 1967-1972. Educational consultant Board Higher Education, New York City, 1971-1976. Script consultant Marvel Comics, District of Columbia Comics, New York City, 1972-1973.

Senior staff designer Huckleberry Designs, New York City, since 1976. President Lava MT Records. Advisory board, National Coalition Alternative Community Schools, since 1998, National television Turnoff Week, since 1999.

Keynote speaker National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Center, Kennedy School Government, Harvard, South Korea National Education Convention, Australian National Leadership Conference, Australian National Home School Conference, Netherlands National Home School Conference, 1992-2010.


  • Certified secondary teacher, New York.



Founder The I.S. 44 Market, school fundraiser, New York City. District leader New York Conservative Party, since 1973, state Committeeman, since 1978. Candidate New York State Senate, Albany, 1986, 88, 90.

Candidate for president Manhattan Borough, New York City, 1989. Member of advisory board Albany Free School, since 1992, Save OurSchs., since 1993, Martha's Vineyard Charter School, since 1995, television-Free American, since 1995. Secretary education Libertarian Party Shadow Cabinet, since 1993.

Speaker to numerous organizations, conversations, colleges, companies, since 1992. Fellow Scholars Circuit, New York Graphoanalysts Society, Society Monongahela (president since 1988). Member Chenango Upland Pistol Club (president 1975-1990), MarshallChess Club, Audubon Society, United States Mycological Society, Scottish Heritage Association, Working Press of the Nation.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: pistol-hunting, mycology, chess, ancient religions, graphoanalysis.


Married Janet MacAdam, December 29, 1961. Children: Briseis Lucrezia, Raven Taylor.

Andrew Michael Mario Gatto

Frances Virginia (Zimmer) Gatto

Janet MacAdam

Briseis Lucrezia Gatto

Raven Taylor Gatto