New Leadership Delivering Results for the Community
Taryn C. Branson began her teaching career in 2009 in some of Louisiana’s more tragic middle schools. After being selected for the prestigious Louisiana Teaching Fellows and receiving a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and then her teaching certificate, Taryn began working as a middle school English/Language Arts teacher to underserved students in Louisiana. It was during her tenure as a teacher that Taryn observed firsthand the desperate need to redevelop Louisiana’s education system.
During her first year of teaching, Taryn advocated for curriculum changes as she saw that the curriculum did not fit the needs of her students. Taryn understood that she needed to be an advocate for the students in her class. Through her advocacy and targeted, student-centered approach, Taryn successfully raised the reading score of 60% of the students in her classes during her first year of teaching. Taryn understood the importance of ensuring that students’ reading skills rose to grade level while simultaneously preparing scholars for the 21st century.
In 2014, Taryn graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center. Shortly after, she opened her law firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a solo-practitioner and a small business owner, Taryn experienced many of the highs and lows that come with small business ownership. Her experiences influenced her to help small business owners as well as the next generation of business leaders by advising on how best to jump start their businesses. Today, many small business owners can attribute their business success to Taryn’s unselfish desire and will to see their businesses develop and thrive.
As a general practitioner of law, Taryn has devoted her legal career to advocating on behalf of Louisiana’s working class. From healthcare and education to infrastructure and economy, Taryn understands firsthand how bad policy, law, and leadership negatively impact the quality of life for many individuals, families, and communities here in Baton Rouge and commits to bringing effective solutions to the legislature.
Taryn is a member of Living Faith Christian Center and remains active in her community through her volunteer work with several organizations. She is a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State Bar Association, being selected a part of the Leadership LSBA Class for 2018–2019, the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Finally, Taryn is a co–host of Perspective Radio Show which airs on station WTQT.