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    About Mrs. Bender
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    My name is Taylor Bender and I am your child's third grade teacher this year! I am super excited about working with you and your child. I know this is going to be a great year. This is my sixth year of teaching, and my fifth year teaching in Kyrene. I moved here from Virginia four years ago.   I am married and have three beagles Copper, Daisy and Kingston.
    Fun Facts About Me
    • I am a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia with a bachelor's degree in psychology and elementary education.
    • I have a master's degree in reading from Grand Canyon Universit. 
    • I love learning and continue to learn all of the time!
    • I am the oldest of four girls! 
    • I am obsessed with the color yellow because it is such a bright and happy color.
    • I was married on 7/7/17.
    • I was a cheerleader in high school and college.
    • I love to read, hike, watch new movies, color, and decorate.
    Teaching Philosophy
    In order for each child in my class to be successful I set high expectations, build strong relationships with each student, and create a fun and safe learning environment. I encourage each student to try their best and know that mistakes are a part of the learning process.  If you make mistakes you learn more and will do better the next time. I want my students to say "Even if I cannot do this yet, I will keep trying and I will become successful!"
    I want my students to be successful and so I will support them in everything they do including events outside of the classroom.  Please invite me to games, plays, and other extracurricular activities as I am interested in getting to know each child as more than just a student in my classroom. I want to build a relationship and create a classroom environment that is like a family.