Company: Fall River Public Schools
Location: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Paula D. Kaylor, Teacher at Fall River Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education from grades one through 12.
Ms. Kaylor has provided superior education as an English teacher with the Fall River Public Schools for more than 30 years, beginning her career as a district substitute from 1986 to 1993, with the Edmund P. Talbot Middle School from 1993 to 2009, Fonseca Elementary School from 2009 to 2010 and BMC Durfee High School from 2013 to the present. In 2010, The Fall River Educators Association voted to elect Ms. Kaylor as president of the teachers’ union, where she served until 2013.
Ms. Kaylor’s honors include a City Recognition Award, a Kappa Rose Award from Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority, where she served as executive director, a Golden Apple Award and a Middle School Lions Grant. Her professional associations include the Fall River Educators Association, Massachusetts Teachers Association, National Education Association and BMC Durfee High School Alumni Association.
After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from North Adams State College, now the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in 1984, Ms. Kaylor later followed with a Master of Science in education from Cambridge College in Boston in 2005. She attributes her success to being straightforward with her students and giving them the opportunity to improve at their pace knowing that she has high expectations of them. Some of the highlights of Ms. Kaylor’s career included having the largest youth team in the nation for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which started in 1999 and ended in 2008 and raised over $88,000 for the American Cancer Society, and she is also proud of her status as one of the few teachers in the Fall River school system who are certified to teach from grades one to 12. In the coming years, she is looking toward a well-deserved retirement, earning her captain’s license so she can sail the sea, and travel more often.
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