Degrees and Certifications:

BS Middle School/Jr.High Education MA Education Administration PE K-12 State of Mo. Certification

Mr. Taylor

Greetings to all and welcome to school year 23/24. I am Ray Taylor, the physical education teacher at Nance elementary school. 

I have been the physical education teacher at Nance since January 2014. I have enjoyed over 37 years of teaching multiple grade levels and subjects. Teaching has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. I also have extensive experience in sports, recreational activities, coaching and sports officiating. Some of my past accomplishments are that I was a two sports letterman in high school (football and basketball). I earned a basketball scholarship to attend Harris-Stowe State University and lettered during all four years of attendance. I was a high school and college basketball official, advancing to the NCAA Division II and NAIA Division I levels.

As I ease toward retirement, I can say I have enjoyed teaching and touching lives in a positive way. There is no greater joy than communicating with former students and they share how I impacted their life.