Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
My name is Taylor Waters and I am a first-year Kindergarten teacher here at Lone Mountain! I recently earned my bachelor's degree in early childhood education at Grand Canyon University. This program was tons of fun to work through, as I have always had a passion for caring for young children. At 18, I began working at a preschool and, as a result, I have 5 years of professional educational experience working with hundreds of children from birth to six years. This is where I discovered my love for teaching young minds.
Choosing Lone Mountain as my place of employment was made easy as I reflected on my time here when I attended LMES. It truly is a blessing to become part of this education team after growing up in this town. I’m eager to work with my new students and guide them through their early years. We all know this can be a challenging, exciting, and detrimental period in a child’s life. I look forward to teaming up with my Cave Creek community and my students’ families in order to make this transition into school as smooth and as fun as possible.
My educational philosophy is heavily based on hands-on learning, social-emotional development, and holding high expectations for all of my students. I am a firm believer that all children can learn when given the environment and opportunities to do so. My goal is to partner with families and community members as we raise the next generation of kind and curious life-long learners.