Celia “CT” Taylor

Special Education Teacher

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky and moved to Maryland in 2013. My teaching career began when I was chosen for Teach for America’s DC Corps in 2013 and through TFA and George Mason University, I received my master’s degree and certification in special education. Prior to teaching, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and my Master of Science in Criminal Justice and worked in a detention center as a Mental Health Case Manager and Clinician. The 2020-2021 school year will be my 8th year as a teacher and 6th year teaching at DCI! I have experience teaching math, reading, and writing, however, I am most passionate about students understanding who they are as learners and individuals. In my courses, students focus on bettering their executive functioning skills, becoming more self aware, engage in self advocacy, and use their voice. I coach DCI girls soccer and basketball and enjoy every moment with my student athletes. In addition to teaching and coaching, I am co-founder of DCI's LGBTQ+ Inclusivity group which has over 30 members, which advocates and fights for social justice in our building and in DC. I am very excited for this next school year holds.