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Mr. Taylor

Four Seasons A+

I am a 4th and 5th grade teacher.  I started as a student teacher co-teaching the 4th grade in the 2018-19 school year.  My mission in teaching is to help your child learn, laugh, and cooperate.   Working with my families with a common goal of achieving our children’s potential and encouraging the joy of learning is my ultimate philosophy of teaching.

Personal

I spent the first half of my life in Mt. Laurel, NJ a suburb of Philadelphia, PA.  Gia, my wife of 29 years, is also in education.  Gia and I have two boys, Myles and Kyle.  Myles has a degree in the health care field, and Kyle is a behavior coach at an elementary school.  My hobbies are barbecuing, golfing, and Netflix binge watching.

Career

My father, who is my hero, was an educator for 56 years, so I always admired the field of education.  When I went to Penn State, I wanted to be either a teacher or an accountant. My father encouraged me to get a BS degree in Accounting.  I enjoyed Accounting/Finance for 28 years.  When I turned 50, I decided to pursue my other passion.  I obtained my MA degree in Elementary Education at the University of St Thomas through St Paul Urban Teacher Residency program (SUTR).

Ben Franklin Quote

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involved me and I learn.”