My name is Kim Paschall Taylor and I live in Union City, Tennessee. This is my 20th year to teach in the early elementary. My experience includes 4 years teaching Kindergarten and this is my 12th year to teach Pre-K in the Union City System. I also taught Kindergarten for 4 years in Newbern, Tennessee. I am a graduate of the Union City School System and University of Tennessee at Martin where I earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and an M.S. in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. I also completed my post graduate work at Walden University and earned an Education Specialist licensure in Early Childhood Education. My husband is a 4th grade teacher at UCES, and we have two children, Ginny is a Junior at Austin Peay University and is a member of Chi Omega and is majoring in Fine Arts with a minor in Graphic Design. My baby boy is a Senior at UCHS this year and is a member of the UC Band Bass Line and the UCHS.
My other experience includes working with children at my church as the Director of Children’s Ministries, teaching after school Enrichment classes for second through fifth grade students, and working at UTM in Kids College with children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. I have been a long term member of Union City J’Cettes and Junior Auxiliary of Obion County. Both of these organizations raise money for service projects that directly benefit the children of our community. I also currently serve on the board of the Obion County Reading Railroad, part of Dolly Partin’s Imagination Library program. I am currently a member of NAEYC and read organization publications to keep abreast of current issues.
I love teaching young children because they are eager learners and they make coming to work each day a joy with their sweet smiles. I want each student in my classroom learning to his/her potential,feeling successful and safe each day, while enjoying school and feeling good about himself/herself. I want each student to be prepared to be a successful Kindergarten student and I want all families to feel that they are engaging members of our classroom and school.