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Teacher Cindy Taylor leads a group discussion in her Greenville Learning Center kindergarten classroom. An experienced teacher, Taylor is taking on the GLC TK/K class starting this year. Photo by Andre Essue

Greenville Learning Center welcomes new TK/K teacher

The kindergarten classroom at Plumas Charter School’s Greenville Learning Center is welcoming a new teacher this fall, reported GLC Site Coordinator Andre Essue.

Although plenty of students will recognize Cindy Taylor from her past work at the school, this is her first year leading the transitional kindergarten/kindergarten class.

Taylor holds a multiple subject teaching credential and a master’s degree in Spanish. For the past two years, before stepping into the TK/K role, Taylor was a substitute teacher for PCS, provided some small group intervention services, and helped with the GLC kindergarten.

PCS Executive Director Taletha Washburn said she is glad to have Taylor on board in a teaching position. “She is so well-qualified, and she’s wonderful with the kids,” said Washburn. “I know she’ll do a great job with the kindergarten class.”

Before moving to Plumas County, Taylor taught for 31 years in Ventura County, covering fourth grade (self-contained) and sixth-grade math. For the last five years, she also served as the intervention program coordinator at her school.

Taylor arrived in Plumas County two years ago, when she married her “marvelous mountain man, Denny,” who is from the area. “I love the year-round outdoor recreation opportunities here,” she said, “including hiking, biking, skiing, and swimming, the beauty of Lake Almanor and the Feather River,  and the kindness of so many I have met here.”

To start the year off, Taylor said she and her students got to know one another, learned about the school and the daily schedule, sang songs, explored the classroom and playground, and shared the story of “The Kissing Hand.”

TK/K students then joined the rest of the GLC student body in a whole-school hike and swim day in Taylorsville to celebrate the start of school. Sounds like the beginning of a great year!

Greenville Learning Center serves students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. More information is available at 284-7917. Plumas Charter School also operates learning centers in Quincy, Taylorsville, and Chester. To learn more about PCS, call 283-3851.

Ingrid Burke is the public relations specialist for Plumas Charter School.

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