Gavin Taylor is a first grade teacher at MATES. For his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of California at Davis and graduated with a B.S. in Managerial and Agricultural Economics. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, and studying abroad at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, Gavin obtained a Masters of Arts in Education and Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University. He began his teaching career at Meadows Elementary School teaching 4th and 5th grade; he spent his first four years of teaching at Meadows Elementary. In addition to teaching, he enjoys traveling, music, cooking, baking, and spending time with friends and his dogs: Louie and Maggie. He is excited and honored to be working at MATES and is thrilled with the collaboration between students, parents, and staff. He is looking forward to another wonderful year at MATES!