Phone: 317-544-6200 ext. 6271
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Special Education Generalist (K-12) Severe/Profound Emphasis
Mr. Benjamin Taylor
Hello and thanks for coming to my home page. I am new to Cedar Elementary and am so excited to be a part of this wonderful school community.
I attended Brigham Young University–Idaho and graduated in December 2019 with a bachelor of science degree in Special Education (K-12) with an emphasis in severe and profound disabilities. I love working with children and their families and seeing my students make progress.
Before attending university, I lived in Montevideo, Uruguay (a small country south of Brazil and east of Argentina in South America) from 2013 to 2015 as a religious and humanitarian missionary. While living in Uruguay I learned to speak fluent Spanish as well as conversational Portuguese.
My wife, Daniella, and I have been married since 2017. She is an economist and data analyst for the State of Indiana. She does research and data analysis for programs helping people who are experiencing homelessness in Indiana. Daniella is from La Paz, Bolivia (a landlocked country in South America) and grew up speaking Spanish and French. We try to visit her family in Bolivia as often as we can. At home, we love to cook Bolivian food, listen to salsa music, and speak Spanish.
I look forward to meeting you in person. Please feel free to contact me with whatever questions or concerns you have.
e-Learning Tutorial Videos:
Learning Tools Intro
With the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Avon Schools, teachers have been instructed to provide instruction using online tools such as Schoology. Because of the individual needs of my students, I want to make my self available periodically throughout the school day and evening so as to address some of those needs individually.
I have prepared a virtual drop by space using Zoom that will allow you to drop in to ask questions, receive help, and enrich your student's learning experience. You can use a phone, tablet, or computer to participate in office hours. If none of these options work, let me know and I will give you a phone number to call instead
I and the rest of the IMPACT team will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the following times (Click to join):
11:00-11:45 Taylor Office Hours (https://zoom.us/j/5548226676?pwd=ZWxkUkEwNUlBSDVCcGRwQ2NtRnd1Zz09)
12:00-12:45 Sowers Office Hours MWF (https://zoom.us/j/352880029?pwd=ZFhpd0ZtenZkc0tIdDNMSkRqeVdWZz09)
1:00-1:45 Laird Office Hours MWF (https://zoom.us/j/697477166?pwd=NlJ4RitHR3pZTkJDWWwrK3MvYWVldz09)
4:00-4:45 Taylor Office Hours MWF (https://zoom.us/j/5548226676?pwd=ZWxkUkEwNUlBSDVCcGRwQ2NtRnd1Zz09)
5:00-5:45 Minardo Office Hours MWF (https://zoom.us/j/519072634?pwd=UnZXblRhOU84ZFk4WDFWYzNqVGFPQT09)
How to attend a zoom meeting:
We will be following the same procedures as for e-Learning days. Students will log in to Avon.Schoology.com. From there they will log in using the following information (replace "studentID" with your student's ID)
Once you are logged in, click on courses and click on the subjects available and look for all current assignments. If your child does not have academic content in my room, they will need to go to their teacher's Schoology course for their assigned content.
If you have problems logging in please let me know and I will do my best to help.