Local teacher wins $500 for inspiring young minds to love science

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A local science teacher has won $500 for teaching young minds to love science.

Erik Taylor creates a classroom at City Academy where his students are eager to hit the books and dive into science and robotics.

Alana Rose nominated Taylor for KPLR’s Tools For Teachers award of $500 from Weber Chevrolet after she noticed her child’s excitement to go to Mr. Taylor's class.

“I admire the fact that all the kids who go through his class develop a love for science that I have never seen before. I am certain it's due to Mr. Taylor's teaching style and the way he shows the kids that everything that happens in the world, the food we eat, the animals we love and air we breathe are all science-related.”

Taylor joined KPLR 11 Monday, October 21st, 2019 so that he could receive his $500 award.

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What happens when kids get great teachers? Their world of possibilities open. In 2014, KPLR in partnership with our friends at Weber Chevrolet, will show our appreciation for the local teachers in our area. We need your help! Tell us about a teacher who has made an impact in your life and once a month, Weber Chevrolet will give a local teacher $500 to use in their classroom.

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