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Mr. Taylor Belcher

Mathematics Instructor

What is your educational background?

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with two degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education in 2012 and then from Bowling Green State University in 2016 with a graduate degree in Pure Mathematics. I am very interested in math and math education.  

When did you join GSSM?

My first year at GSSM was the 2019-2020 academic year.

What’s the best thing about working at GSSM?

GSSM gives teachers and students the freedom to pursue learning unencumbered. I really love it here. 

What is your perfect pizza?

In Cincinnati there is a pizza shop called Adriatico's. Their pizza is Sicilian style (so thick, but not so thick as to be the lasagna-pie nonsense they call pizza in Chicago) and each slice is cut in a rectangle with a single giant pepperoni in the middle of each piece. They sold a 30-slice giant called the Bearcat. I still dream about that pizza sometimes.

Who inspires you and why?

I have learned a lot from fellow math teachers who interact online through blogs and Twitter. Their thoughtfulness and creativity have really motivated me to be a better math teacher. 

What’s the best thing about Hartsville?

Small towns that are still vibrant are becoming rarer every year. Hartsville's uniqueness and charm will only increase.

What quotation tells us the most about you?

"Ask me if a hot dog is a sandwich and I will ask you to define sandwich."

If you could invite any historical figure to dinner, who would it be, and why?

I honestly have no idea, but it would certainly be funny to introduce John Montagu to hot dogs. 

Care to share something about yourself that others would not expect?

If I wasn't a math teacher I would want to be an English teacher. I love reading and writing.