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Before coming to the Van Loan School as a Teaching Fellow, Taylor attended Endicott as an undergraduate student. Taylor now works with students in grades K-3 who have academic difficulties, and through her experience she is able to assist students with unique needs.
As an undergraduate student, Taylor earned her degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education, and became certified in Elementary Education, grades 1-6, and Moderate Disabilities, grades preK-8. At the Van Loan School she will be receiving her Masters in Education in Special Needs with a concentration in Moderate Disabilities Professional Licensure PreK-8.
Through the Teaching Fellows Program in the Van Loan School, Taylor gained great preparation for a career as a special educator. She is currently a special education inclusion teacher in a local school district. This was her fellowship position, and when one of the teachers retired, Taylor interviewed for and was hired to fill the role. Taylor works with students in grades K-3 who have academic difficulties, and through her experience she is able to assist students within their classroom, as well as in small groups or in one-on-one environments outside of their classroom.
Taylor states, "Being able to apply what I am learning in class directly to the field I am working in every day was a practical application of learning that most other schools do not offer. Another reason why this was an ideal program for me, was it allowed me to receive a full year of experience while getting my Master’s, funded by the partnering school district."