My name is Bellamy Taylor-Pines and this will be my fifth year teaching at Roycemore. For the past four years, I was the 2nd grade teacher, and this year I’ll be moving up to 3rd grade! I was also previously a Roycemore student, and attended Roycemore from JK through 12th grade. After graduating from Roycemore, I went to Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in teaching Reading and Social Studies. Before getting hired at Roycemore, I spent a year as a 4th grade assistant teacher at Francis W. Parker School.
In addition to being the 3rd grade teacher, I also teach courses for Roycemore’s Inspiration Factory program, and Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development summer programs.
When I’m not teaching, I enjoy cooking, spending time with friends and family, skiing in Colorado, and taking aerial arts circus classes.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I teach because I hope to help kids find their passion in life and become independent thinkers. I provide a lot of projects for my students that allow them to have choice in their own learning, problem solve, and make real world connections. When my students leave my class, I hope that they feel accomplished and capable of taking on challenges.
When I was a student at Roycemore, I always felt cared for, supported, and knew that my voice was being heard. I loved going to school and thrived from being in a small community where I felt known and understood. Now being a teacher, I only have more appreciation for how special a Roycemore education is. Our ability to get to know each student and cater to their specific needs is what makes us so unique.