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Denise Taylor teaches first grade at Spring Lake Elementary in Payson. She was selected as the Daily Herald’s Utah Valley Educator of the Week for her dedication to teaching.
Taylor was the music teacher at Spring Lake Elementary for several years before pursuing her degree in Elementary Education from Utah Valley University. She then went on to complete her ESL Endorsement and Masters in Education from SUU. She taught fourth grade at Santaquin Elementary prior to teaching first grade at Spring Lake.
Discovery Gateway came to the school and taught us about chemical reactions. The presenter did several experiments that showed us examples of chemical changes. Each class had a session of their own where they were able to conduct experiments and determine if their reaction was physical or chemical.