Newspaper and Yearbook Adviser Named Scholastic Press Rights Director
February was a big month for Oracle and Hestia’s Flame adviser Ms. Taylor, who was named one of four national distinguished advisers of the year by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and elected as director of the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Committee.
Ms. Taylor, who has taught at Archer for 14 years, started advising the Oracle in 2011-2012 as a club that met weekly. She revived the journalism course in 2013 and took over the yearbook in 2016. "I never thought I would find a new passion halfway through my teaching career, but now I can't imagine my teaching life without student journalists,” she said. “I truly believe scholastic journalism is the most authentic real-world experience students can have in high school, and I look forward to helping other schools work towards the kind of press freedom Archer journalists have." Her three-year term as the SPRC director, a voluntary position that will allow her to continue her work at Archer, will begin in May. (Photo credit: Quincy G .’22)