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Friday, April 22, 2016

Lancaster ISD Educator Invited to the White House

Lancaster, TX/Lancaster ISD – The Lancaster Independent School District is proud to announce that Knikole Taylor, Master Teacher at George Washington Carver 6th STEM Learning Center has been invited to attend the National and State Teacher of the Year celebration at The White House on May 3. She will attend this event to be recognized for her work and contributions to the field of Education along with the top level-teachers around the nation.

Taylor was nominated by the EdCamp Foundation, an international collaborative learning network of educators whose mission is centered on the development of organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators by educators.

Her selection is based on her consistent work and contributions to the student and teacher global learning environments for the last 14-years as a classroom educator and campus administrator in Greenville and Dallas ISDs and currently in Lancaster ISD.

Taylor is a founding team member of EdCamp Southwest Dallas and the organizer of two EdCamp sessions at the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) in Dallas and Houston areas.

"All of this came about when I moved from my island, or my comfort zone," Taylor said. "There is so much to learn and share with other educators in your building, district, region, state and all over the world. I want teachers to stay on fire to learn and grow in order to give students their best each day. We can only do this by continually growing and learning globally with others."

While teaching is her passion and she admits that her love for it often keeps her up at night, she is very excited for the opportunity.

"It’s always nice to be recognized for your hard work and efforts. I am in awe of the Edcamp Movement and what it has enabled educators to do," she said. "I am honored to receive a nomination from them and look forward to working with other teachers who have learned how to amplify their voices in the educational field."

Lancaster ISD is very proud of the accomplishment of Taylor and all educators who seek to create innovative opportunities to grow and learn. This is a complement to the district’s vision that all students achieve self-sustaining success and leave a lasting legacy.