Meet Your Teacher – LuAnn Taylor

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Name: LuAnn Taylor

Grade/Subject at what school: English as a Second Language teacher, Carey Ridge Elementary School

Number of years teaching: 23. I have also taught first, second and fourth grades as well as music K through 8 in years past.

Background/Schooling (college & high school): Maconaquah High School, Bunker Hill, Ind.; bachelor’s in elementary education with a minor in music from Ball State University.

Why did you become a teacher? I wanted to be a teacher like my grandmother, who was a fourth grade teacher for several years. I also love working with kids.

What goals do you have for your students? I encourage my students to try their best and to have a positive attitude about learning. I teach them that their job at school is to work hard so they will have the opportunity to have a successful career in the future.

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? I encourage parents to read with their children every day, even if it’s in a different language than English. I encourage parents to spend quality time with their children, play games with them and teach them to be responsible by helping out at home.

What is your favorite movie? “The Polar Express”

Who is your favorite musician or band? Celine Dion

What’s something your students might not know about you? When I was in fifth grade, I won our school’s spelling bee. Then many years later, my daughter won the fourth grade spelling bee at Carey Ridge!