This week's teacher spotlight is on world language teacher Taylor Blankstein. When we think of Taylor we think of the IB learner profile attributes of caring and knowledgeable. When Prof. Blankstein is not leading her class by teaching Spanish, she is leading our school PBIS team! Taylor also serves on our district PBIS committee, and she has provided PBIS professional learning to teachers in our building. She’s seeks ways to recognize students who exhibit our BARK and IB attributes on a consistent basis while sharing research based best practices with colleagues. When Taylor saw a need for a class for our new to BHMS students, she stepped up to create such a class. Taylor’s favorite part of teaching Spanish is the unit on travel and helping kids expand their understand of cultures different than their own. You can also find her engaging students in reviewing Spanish by playing games- students have so much fun they forget they are learning! Thanks, Taylor for being a true Beacon!