Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Joy Taylor
Building Phone: 314 367-0552
My name is Joy Taylor. I am the visual arts teacher at Hamilton Elementary. I am also one of the site coordinators for the 21st Century After School Progam. I have worked for SLPS for 20+ years and have served at Hamilton for 10 years. I am certified in both Elementary and Visual Arts Education.
My goals are to use the visual arts to support and be used as a learning tool to integrate all academic areas, be emotionally therapeutic , boost self-esteem, and enhance social skills as well as, exploration of our creative selves. I want our students to have exposure to hobbies and other cultures and to see that the world is a big place and to find their place in it. This task will come through encouraging and challenging them beyond what they think they can do. It will require problem solving, risk taking, collaboration.
I look forward to the challenge of another year working with our students and families.
SLPS has created enrichment packets to encourage continuous learning among students in all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online: www.slps.org/keeponlearning