My name is Maggie Taylor. I absolutely LOVE teaching!! There is not one thing that I would rather do than teach. My love of teaching started at an early age. I was in second grade when I realized I wanted to be a teacher. My second grade teacher, Mr. Larry Fields, is the reason I decided to become a teacher. His love for his students and learning was contagious! I pray that I can make the same impact on the lives of the children that I teach as he did on mine. I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina and my Masters in Early Childhood from the University of Phoenix. This will be my 24nd year teaching. I previously taught Pre-K and kindergarten in SC. I began teaching at Eastside Elementary and remained their for the 17 years. I spent 15 years teaching 1st grade, 1 year as an EIP teacher, and 1 year in Kindergarten. This will be my fourth year at Cherokee, and I am beyond excited about teaching 2nd grade again this year.
If I am not at school, I am probably hiking, playing tennis, or going to thrift store. Although I enjoy doing all of those things, my favorite thing to do is spend time at the beach. There is just something about spending time on or near the water that refreshes the body, mind, and soul.
I love teaching and am thrilled to be working with your child this year. I want your child to love school as much I as I did so I will do my best to make learning fun. It is my goal to open their eyes and minds to new things every day. I am excited about getting to know you and your child. I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year.