Taylor O'Connor


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My name Ms. Taylor O'Connor. I am a graduate of ASU with a degree in elementary education and a background in computer science and computer informatics. I have taught 3rd grade for quite some time now, and I don't plan on changing that! I am a happy cat mom, and am working towards owning a home to welcome more furry friends into the family.

I absolutely adore being a teacher, but what I also enjoy is video games and reading. My mother instilled a love for video games in me when I was about 5 years old, and it has become a huge part of who I am. Thanks to that love, I have built my own computer from scratch! My passion for reading is just as big, and I have a very well recognized book club with my friends, and one here at Cortina, too!

The last thing you should know about me is my love for technology in the classroom. With my background being in computer science, I like to encourage students to look into using technology whenever they can to improve their learning. Yes, learning with pencils, papers, and colors is still around; but there is always an opportunity to learn with more! I not only like to teach my students about how to appropriately use technology, I also have lots of tips and tricks for you too!