Ms. Taggart is a Subject Expert Teacher for Classics and Spanish. She loves that at BASIS Independent Brooklyn she can teach classes focused on both of her principal academic interests. Her goal as an educator is to share that enthusiasm with her students.
Ms. Taggart received her bachelor’s degree from Bates College where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After college, she joined the faculty at BASIS Curriculum Schools in Washington D.C.
When she decided to leave Washington, D.C., Ms. Taggart decided to move to Brooklyn because she wanted to continue teaching within the BASIS Curriculum network of schools. Ms. Taggart is eager to continue teaching Spanish to students at our Brooklyn campus. She also loves teaching Classics, because it strikes a perfect balance between history and fantasy. Ms. Taggart finds it inspiring to explore both of those realms with her students. More than just being drawn to the curriculum at BASIS Independent, Ms. Taggart wanted to stay within the network because BASIS Curriculum School students are eager to learn, and their enthusiasm makes teaching incredibly fun.
Outside of school, Ms. Taggart loves to play in the great outdoors. For six years she led long-distance bicycle tours for teenagers every summer, the longest of which was from Charleston, South Carolina, to San Diego, California, a distance of about 2,800 miles. Ms. Taggart also likes to camp, run, and rock climb. At home, she likes to cook a wide variety of ethnic food.