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Kellie Taylor
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Hawthorne Elementary School
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3rd Grade Teacher
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Kellie Taylor is currently a Third Grade Teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School in Boise, ID. Prior to serving as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress, she was the Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Engineering Teacher at Galileo STEM Academy since 2012.  Kellie began her teaching career in 2004 and earned her masters and doctorate in Educational Technology while teaching full time. She has shared her work in the classroom with the engineering design process, robotics, and 3D printing at various conferences and teacher workshops since 2013.  She developed low tech and high tech activities for the Galileo’s school makerspace.  Kellie has been recognized as a 2014 and 2018 State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and received the 2016 K-6 Industry’s Excellent Educators Dedicated to STEM award for her work integrating industry into the classroom and providing real world science experiences. She continues to grow professionally by attending conferences and educator institutes. Furthermore, while developing her professional abilities and the abilities of her students, Kellie works to conduct research on best practices for STEM implementation and collaborative STEM projects in the elementary classroom. She served as a 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress creating STEM and Makerspace activities with Primary Sources. Kellie continues to integrate primary source analysis into her classroom instruction to demonstrate technological and STEM innovation. Her favorite part of her profession is seeing the excitement in the faces of students and educators during instruction.

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