About Ms. Taylor
Welcome back Panthers! My name is Michelle Taylor and I am so happy to be back HOME! I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have a certification in both general and special education. I have a Master’s Degree from SMU in Talented and Gifted studies. I started my teaching career in Special Ed. teaching in Garland ISD for two years and Eanes ISD in Austin for four years. I’m an 1986 graduate of Highland Park and returned in 2002 to teach 1st grade. Last year, I moved up to 2nd grade and I love it! This will be my 17th year at UP.
I’ve lived in Dallas most of my life. Currently, I live in East Dallas with my Australian Shepherds, Sampson and Delilah. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, shopping, and continually redoing my house!
As an educator, it is important for me to build a safe, loving and trustful classroom environment. My goal for learners is for them to feel confident in what they are doing, while encouraging them to be independent and challenge themselves. UP students love to learn!