Phone: 520-696-5971


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Michigan State University Teacher Certification, Michigan State University

Mrs. Ethnee Taylor

Current Positions Held

  • 8th Grade Science Teacher
  • W.E.B. Coordinator
  • N.J.H.S. Sponsor
  • Track & Field Head Coach

Why I am Committed to Cross

  • Cross Middle School features dedicated people devoted to enriching the lives of our students through quality education, and I love being a part of the culture here!
  • Our students are enthusiastic, curious, and kind! By developing student leaders to be the best versions of themselves, we promote a healthy campus and an easier transition into middle school for all our new students. 
  • Our campus is beautiful; we have mature trees, grassy lawns, and a plethora of different bird species to observe and enjoy! The owls are my favorite!

 Defining Moment in my Education

  • My very excellent high school Advanced Biology teacher, Mr. Giffin, was so energetic and entertaining, that from 10th grade on, I knew I wanted to become a teacher!

 Why I Teach

  • I believe every student has an innate interest in science and I teach to continue to foster that inquiry and curiosity in this subject.
  • By spreading my enthusiasm and humor, I serve as inspiration for my students so that they can inspire others!

 Teaching Experience

  • 6th Grade Science at Western Middle School, NC (5 years)
  • 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Gen. & Acc. Science at Amphi Middle School, AZ (6 years)
  • 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Science Teacher at Cross Middle School, AZ (5 years)
  • Science Department Head at AMS & CMS, AZ (combined; 9 years)
  • W.E.B. Coordinator at Cross Middle School, AZ (3 years)
  • N.J.H.S. Sponsor at Cross Middle School, AZ (3 years)

Hobbies and Interests

  • Animal Care, Gardening, Video Games, Shiny Things, Family Fun Time, Crafty Projects, Dungeons & Dragons