A Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District teacher knows how important technology is for her students. She gets it. She knows that no matter what they want to be when they grow up, they will likely need computer skills.
That's why Lea Taylor, campus technology teacher at Barbara Jordan Intermediate School, is the latest recipient of the SACU ExCEL award.
In Taylor's 29 years of teaching, she wasn't always a tech geek.
"I didn't even know about a computer when I first started teaching," she said.
But she knows that there's "no excuse" in modern times for being tech ignorant.
"They are going to use this the rest of their life," Taylor said. "Computers skills are important. That's the way it is now."
"She's pretty hands on," said Michael Izell-Poux, a sixth grader. "Works with kids really well."
Tuesday morning, more than 600 students, San Antonio Credit Union and KENS 5 all got the chance to show their appreciation. Taylor was surpised with the golden apple ExCEL Award.
"Got me good! Big time," Taylor exclaimed.
Her mission? To program her students for the real world. She teaches them everything from desktop publishing to web design.
"I want them to feel confident in what they are doing," Taylor said.
Congratulations, Lea Taylor!