Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District has appointed Taylor Patwell, the Discovery Lab teacher at Floral Park-Bellerose School, as the new director of curriculum and instructional technology, effective Sept. 15.
Patwell joined the district in 2015 as a special education teacher. In 2021, she launched the Discovery Lab program at Floral Park-Bellerose School. In the lab, she led K-6 students in lessons on coding, robotics, engineering and more. During the pandemic, she served as one of the district’s technology coaches, providing guidance and professional development to educators during the transition to remote and hybrid learning. Last school year, Patwell served as a data specialist, collaborating with teachers to analyze student data to guide instructional practices, furthering the district’s commitment to data-informed instruction. Additionally, Patwell spearheaded the Floral Park-Bellerose School Broadcasting Club.
Patwell received her bachelor’s degree in childhood education and master’s degree in special education from Manhattan College. She is an Apple Certified Learning Coach and holds School Building and School District Leadership certifications.
As the director of curriculum and instructional technology, Patwell looks forward to collaborating with educators to advance innovative learning opportunities for all students.