Ms. Taugner

I am the 7th grade math and science teacher at West Grand. This will be my first year as a full-time teacher, and I am very excited to have my own classroom.

I originally grew up in the city of Chicago, and then pursued my undergraduate studies at Ithaca College in beautiful Ithaca, New York. My Bachelor of Science is in environmental science with a concentration in chemistry. I focused on studying organic chemistry, but after spending four years in the lab, I realized I much prefer working with people and in education.

My career in education started in Lake City, CO as a substitute teacher and aide, and I recently completed a teacher preparation program at Western State Colorado University. I had the opportunity to student teach at both the middle and high school level, where I discovered a joy in working with energetic and curious middle school students.

I also enjoy skiing, hiking and reading when I am not working. My love for snow brought me out to Colorado, and I am very happy to be close to the mountains here in Kremmling.