Always cheerful and ready to lend a hand, TCS afternoon receptionist, Vicki Taulbee, is a wonderful addition to The Christ School team. “As one of the receptionists, my role is to help provide a welcoming, positive and friendly atmosphere for all who come through the doors. It is part of how we are all called to reflect Christ in our workplace,” she says.
“I was born in Canada to Jamaican parents but have lived in Florida since I was 8 years old,” says Vicki. “My husband, Jeff, is a rare Orlando native. We have 3 children. Our daughter Natalie is a 3rd grade TCS lion, our son Will is a 5th grade TCS lion, and our son, Owen, is in 6th grade and is home schooled. Our house is divided; I’m a Seminole and all the guys are Gators. Natalie likes to stay neutral,” Vicki smiles.
“I love having the opportunity to be here on campus with my kids. I don’t get to see everything that goes on in their day but it’s great to be here!” she says. “My favorite thing about The Christ School is knowing that my kids are being well cared for in a safe and nurturing environment. When parents entrust the formal education of their children to an organization outside the home, there can be a lot of uncertainly and reservation. The Christ School teachers and staff have provided a leaning environment that encourages maturity, growth and excellence from the students and support for us as parents. In addition to all of that, the Student Support Center is truly a gem for our family! It’s the reason we are here at TCS. To me, the SSC does an excellent job of looking at each of their students as individuals with strengths to be celebrated and encouraged. It has truly been a gift! Both of our children have transitioned very well to TCS and it’s largely because of the incredibly warm welcome we’ve received and the unending, diligent pursuit of the staff to provide the help and support my children need.”
“As my children receive their education at TCS, I am hopeful for their continued academic and spiritual growth, confidence, and a greater love for serving others,” says Vicki.
Vicki shares her favorite Bible verse: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5