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Dracut Teacher Receives ‘Excellence’ Teaching Award

Mar 05, 2019 02:00PM ● By Lisa Redmond

DRACUT – Dracut High School Science teacher Karen Taylor, the science department chairman, is one of only 30 Advanced Placement teachers across the state to receive a Mass Insight 2019 Partners in Excellence Teaching Award, School Superintendent Steven Stone announced.

Stone told the School Committee last week that Taylor, who has been a teacher in Dracut since 1993, has done a “great job’’ at the high school and she is “well respected.’’

Taylor teachers the Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a first-year college course that stresses science principals and analysis. The course also prepares students to pass the AP exam given by the College Board.

Appearing before the committee, Taylor thanked Stone, teachers and students who participate in the AP programs. Dracut has participated in a partnership with Mass Insight Education & Research, a non-profit institute that works with the 54 school districts across the state to close the achievement gap.

Mass Insight provides professional development and student programs, which can be seen in the “great improvement in student achievement,’’ Taylor said.

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