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Hello Panthers,

I am thrilled to become part of the Raymond family. My name is Taylor Schmit, I live in Burlington, Wisconsin with my wife Maureen and my daughters Lia and Clara. I am originally from Fox Lake, Illinois. In high school, I served on student council and played football, wrestled, and ran track.

I went to college in Rockford, Illinois and received my degree in history and secondary education, while playing football. During college, I joined the US Army following September 11th.  I served in Iraq and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where I met my wife.  Upon returning, I began working as a substitute high school teacher, early childhood tutor and completed EMT training. I began a high school teaching position at a 9th grade only campus; there I co-taught social studies and a reading enrichment class. I received my administrative degree at Northern Illinois University.

I was drawn to the sense of community and passion at Raymond.  I am looking to settle in to a community where I can be a part of something special. I feel privileged to be given this opportunity and am eager to begin.  I am anxious to offer my perspectives and experiences to continue the outstanding work you have all done. I look forward to the start of a great relationship.