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Cathy Taylor

Position: Special Education Non-Cat Pre-K
School: Winnsboro Elementary School
School District: Franklin Parish School Board
City, State: Winnsboro, LA

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Cathy Taylor was nominated by Barbara McGuffee, her special education director and supervisor.

"I have known Cathy Taylor for nine years. I have had the privilege of being her supervisor, and she has taught my Non-Categorical Preschool Class for the past nine years," said McGuffee. "Ms. Cathy is truly a teacher who loves her students and wants what is best for them.  Her special education students have a large place in her heart.  At any given time I visit Ms. Taylor's class, she will be on the floor with her students teaching them, assisting them or holding one in her lap."

Ms. Taylor is a hard worker. She takes care of her students mentally and physically. She has been known to buy whatever a child needs out of her own pocket to make sure that their needs are met.

Ms. Taylor goes above and beyond to serve her children.  She arrives at school each day an hour before school starts to meet her children and make sure they get off to a good start.  She stays late to plan after they are safely put on the bus for their return trip home.

"I have met many teachers throughout my 31 years of education, but I canot think of one any more deserving than Ms. Cathy Taylor," said McGuffee.