Kylie Taylor
Posted on 02/18/2021
Kylie Taylor

Today’s #HCSHeroes Spotlight is Kylie Taylor, an 11th grade English teacher at Ooltewah High School. Ms. Taylor was nominated for her commitment to ensuring that all of her students' needs are met.

“Ms. Taylor works with everyone through the online process,” said Maci Ellis, one of Ms. Taylor’s students. “She checks in with every student.

In addition to being an english teacher, Ms. Taylor is also the school's yearbook advisor. Distance learning has been a challenge for our educators, but Ms. Taylor is committed to ensuring the success of her students.

This is my second year working for the district and OHS. Last year was a residency year for me through the Project Inspire Opportunity Culture and this is my first official year having my own classes,” said Ms. Taylor. “Since this is my first year, and everything is new for a lot of us teachers to adjust to distance learning, I feel like I had a lot to work with. With all the changes to a normal school day, I have really emphasized building communication and finding the balance between flexibility and accountability in my classroom. My students, so far, have responded well to this structure because these foundational skills allow them to build both academic and life skills.”

It is rewarding to see so many teachers like Ms. Taylor that are invested in the success and enjoyment of students in their classrooms.

My favorite part about my job is getting to know each individual learner and giving them tailored opportunities to display and build on their skills,” said Ms. Taylor. “Being able to watch my students grow as learners and well-rounded humans, makes my job worth it. I am incredibly thankful to have such a great community at OHS, especially the English Department, to make this year memorable for all the right reasons.

The efforts of our teachers and staff are truly heroic, and we are proud to have people like Ms. Taylor on our team to support our students!

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