2020 John T. Hartman Elementary Teacher of the Year

K. Paige Taylor


K. Paige Taylor
John T. Hartman Elementary School
Sixth Grade

What factors influenced your decision to become a teacher? Identify what you consider to be your greatest contributions to and accomplishments in education.
I never had to decide to become a teacher. I have known ever since I was a little girl that I wanted to teach. My most exceptional contributions and accomplishments in education are growing and becoming a better teacher each year.

Describe a project or initiative that you have led or been involved with that contributed to increasing equity in education and opportunity for students in your school. What was your role in this project and what was the impact? 
I was involved in tutoring for my school. I believe it helped increase equity in education by providing an opportunity for our struggling students to receive extra help to get them where they needed to be.