Raised in Santaquin, Doni Bufton has lived in Payson with her husband Alan Bufton for the 31 years raising a family of four children. They are actually grandparents of 2 darling baby boys in which she calls their pride and joy. Mrs. Bufton comes to Taylor with 10 years of experience in 6th-Grade instruction and is excited for the new challenges and friendships she expects to find at the historical Taylor Elementary. Mrs. Bufton originally began her career as a draftsman and then quit to raise her family. While doing so, she spent 21 years in the scouting program and grew to love children.
Hi, my name is Erin Koyle and I am very excited to be a part of Taylor Tigers! I'm sure it will be a fun and crazy year! I was raised in a small town in Washington state. We lived only 15 minutes from the Canadian border and 15 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. I am the oldest of six children; four younger brothers and one younger sister. One of my brothers still lives in Washington with his family. We love to drive up and visit as often as we can. I moved to Spanish Fork, Utah (where I currently live) after meeting my husband.
Taylor's Migrant Summer School is wrapping up this week and they are all smiles! Students from around the district in K-6 have been attending school during June and July working on reading and math skills! These students have been working hard and are excited to show all they know when school officially starts in August! Congratulations to our summer school tigers for being so committed to learning and growing as students!
If you're interested in being directly involved with our Taylor family, come to the office during registration on Aug. 2nd and pick up a form to run for School Community Council! The SCC consists of parents, employees and the principal and meets monthly for one hour. This is a great opportunity to serve as an advisory council to the school administration! We'll see you on August 2nd!
My name is Kelsey Gardner and I am very excited to be working with everyone at Taylor Elementary! I have been a nurse for 3 years and have been working with kids the entire time. I am from Payson and have four kids at Taylor who are thrilled to have me at school with them. If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to let me know!
My name is Nick Baird. I was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. My house was two blocks from the state capitol and my paper route was delivering papers to the governor and senators, which I met on various occasions. I am the youngest of five boys, no sisters. Some things that I enjoy include being outdoors. I enjoy hiking with my family, going mountain biking, and visiting national parks. This past year we have gone to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, Monterey Aquarium, and Disneyland. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do.