Mr. Taylor

Mission Bay High, San Diego, CaliforniaMr. Taylor

Bachelor of Science in History/Education, Northern Arizona University

Master of Science in Special Education, St. Cloud State University

Administration Licensure, St. Mary's University

Awards & Recognitions

2013—Park Brook Elementary, Celebration School, Minnesota Department of Education

2014—Health and Fitness Advocacy Award—Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

2015—Educator Award of Excellence—The Loppet Foundation

2016—Mary O’Neill Determination Award—Twin Cities in Motion

 

September 8, 2020

Dear Park Brook Community,

I want students to enjoy school, feel connected to school, and feel as though Park Brook is not just the school where they attend, but the school where they belong and that it is their school.  While we know this year will be different because of COVID-19, and I will be diligent in creating a school that is safe to stop/slow the spread of COVID-19, I will also strive to create a school where students develop a passion for learning.  While we must wear masks for safety and keep social distance, I will also strive to create a fun school, where students can be active.  We all get to choose our attitude, and I am choosing to be safe, yet have a positive attitude so that Park Brook can continue with the tradition of strong academic growth.

On my webpage,  Mr. Taylor's webpage,  I have posted some short (very short) videos to help explain a few changes at Park Brook and to welcome families.  I have also shared specific information regarding actions we are taking at Park Brook to stop/slow the spread of COVID-19.

This year we will be using Seesaw as our main method to communicate specific assignments that students are to work on during Distance Learning and also on days when students are at home during the Hybrid Model.  On websites, such as Mrs. Lohn’s, and also some of the classroom teachers, we will post enrichment ideas that you are welcome to use and students are welcome to explore.  We are specifically choosing to separate the assignments from enrichment activities so that parents and students can quickly look at Seesaw and know which assignments need to be completed and turned in via Seesaw.

When we enter into the Hybrid Model, which we expect to do the week of September 28, students will come to school on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  On the days when students are not in school, assignments will be posted on Seesaw and we will have staff members who will either provide direct instruction or support student learning.  On days when students are in school, we will have the classroom teachers prioritize the students who are in the classroom.

There are four things that I encourage families to do outside of school to increase academic growth: have your child read or read to them every day; eat together as a family without the television on or cell phones on; make sure your child gets at least 60 minutes of exercise (active play time) everyday; and make sure they get 9 -11 hours of sleep every night.

It brings joy to my heart to think of my students enjoying meals with their families, enjoying time together, reading together, playing outside together, or taking a walk after a meal together.  It is a blessing to kids when they learn how to cook food that is part of their culture.  Being together as a family is important for you and your child.

Every school day students will either be in school, or have work to complete using their device.  I strongly encourage you to have a place to keep the device outside of your child’s bedroom, especially during the sleeping hours.  Also, please make sure they carry their device in their backpack to and from school.

Please feel welcome to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For families who are new to the area, or perhaps considering Park Brook for the 2020-2021 school year, please feel welcome to reach out to me as well, and I look forward to the opportunity to visit with you in person.

For Your Child’s Success,

Mr. Scott Taylor

Academic Growth

2016-2017

Math:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in math on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal of all schools,

*Highest percentage when looking at only Title I Schools,

*3rd grade had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Hispanic students had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*EL students had the second highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Special education students had the 3rd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth.

Reading:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in reading on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*Tied for 6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth; highest percentage when looking only at Title I Schools,

*5th grade tied for 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches tied for the highest growth with another school,

*Tied for fifth-highest percentile change.

During the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and the data from the Minnesota Department of Education:

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook ranked 22 out of the 25 for academic growth rate.  (1 being the lowest growth, and 25 being the highest growth),

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook had the highest growth rate for closing the academic achievement gap,

*86% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in math,

*83% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in reading.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs, 3rd and 6th grades;

#2 in reading for all students;

#2 in math for students beginning in lowest quartile;

#3 in math for Black students;

#3 in reading for students beginning in highest quartile;

#4 in math for 3rd grade;

#5 in math for all students.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs;

#2 in reading for all students, Hispanic students, and grades 4 and 5;

#2 in math  for grade 3;

#3 in reading for grade 3;

#4 in math for Hispanic and White students.

Among all elementary schools in the district, Park Brook ranked among the highest in the percent of students who met academic growth goals in 2012-2013:

#1 in reading and #1 in math (grade 5);

#1 in reading and #2 in math (grade 6);

#2 in reading (all students);

#2 in reading (special education students);

#3 in math (all students).

During the 2011-12 school year, Park Brook posted the highest academic growth rate in reading for English Language Learners, sixth-graders, and students receiving free or reduced lunches.

 

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School Info

Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Map

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-6870
Attendance
763-549-2408

General Fax 
763-549-2410

School Leadership

Principal
Scott Taylor