Sheila Waters Taylor

Profile Updated: July 18, 2013
Residing In: Wharton, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Wayne Taylor
Occupation: Owner of Taps & Mats Dance Studio, Drill Team Dire
Children: Wendi, born 1971, Brooke, born 1974
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Thomas, Kyndal, Taylor Dawn, Cade, Lexi, Dylan, Juston Bryce


Wayne and I are still working and so not see retiring any time soon. I am still Drill Team Director for Wharton H.S. (26 yrs.) and owner/director of Taps & Mats Dance Studio (33 yrs.). Wendi, my oldest, has been teaching Kindergarten for 20 yrs. My youngest, Brooke, has been my co-director for 15 years. She has actually taught for me since she was 14, so she has been teaching for 24 years! Her son, Thomas Wayne, will go to Texas Lutheran Univ. in Aug. to play football. He will be a sophomore. Her daughter, Taylor Dawn, will be in 2nd grade. She plans on taking over the Studio - preferably in a few weeks! She is a challenge. Brooke also has our newest grandson - Juston Bryce who will be 2 years old on Aug. 31. Wendi has Cade, age 11, and Lexi, age 11 (step daughter) and Dylan, age 18 (step son). Since they all live very close, we are very busy with them.

My greatest thrill in 2011 was getting to co-direct and choreograph the musical, Grease, and Thomas was the lead - Danny. He was wonderful and that is not just his grandmother saying it! All the kids were super.

Can't wait until the next reunion.

School Story:

High school was great! I wish that kids today could have our wonderful experiences without all the outside influences they have today. I truly believe our years were the best.

I had the unique experience of teaching Spanish at Sunset right after I graduated from college.

Favorite teacher(s)

Oma Ford (Of course!) Bill White, Mrs. Hood --she scared me to death, but I learned so much. Mrs. Farmer, Ms. Brown from Griener., Ira B. Lee--even I could understand geometry.

Class friends I have kept in touch with over the years include

Lemma Avertitt (Tole), Jane Webb (Livingston) and Deborah Crowe (Harrell). I see others at Wayne's reunions--those who married guys from '63.

My old high school friends would be surprised to know

That I actually have enjoyed a small town, but only because we are near shopping! Ha! Also, because Wayne and I have both been involved in the school system (and he at the Jr. College here), we always knew what the kids were up to and our kids did not have much opportunity to "get away with stuff they shouldn't do". This has also been a help (or maybe not) with our grandson who graduated in June of 2012 from Wharton H.S.

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Oct 12, 2015 at 7:33 PM

We were in classes together from 8th grade thru 12th.  She had a beautiful voice and we were in "Note Nuts" together with Ms. Brown in 8th. as well as Girls' Chorus and Concert Choir.  She was so funny and so dramatic.  Her younger sister, Chris, was in my Spanish class when I taught at Sunset.  I am so sad to hear about her passing.

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Sue--You will not believe that my mom still has several acres in Cooper and Delta County. My aunt and uncle still live in Cooper and were members of First Baptist. I think that they are with a group that has formed a new church. Their names are Pat and Clyde Waters. I also have a cousin that I think still lives there--Jimmy Waters. Isn't it a small world? Hope to see you at the Reunion! Sheila Waters Taylor

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Got it and sent it in. Also, you should have received the table decorations by today or tomorrow. As I said, do not feel obligated to use them if you do not like them.

Jun 06, 2015 at 3:33 AM
Jun 05, 2015 at 7:33 PM

I too feared and revered Mr. White, but also loved the discipline and perfection that he expected from all of us.  I have been in a choir both school and church since I was 4 years old.  What I learned from Mr. White has be invaluable.  I have used what he taught us in so many ways, especially in my teaching--dance, drill team and children's choirs.

The musicals were the most fun I have ever had.  I loved every minute of them.  I have gotten to experience them again as choreographer for the musicals in our high school.  The teachers even got to be in one of the first ones that we did, "Annie" as the Hooverville people.  My favorite was my grandson's senior year when he was the lead in "Grease".  I had put him in bit parts from the time he was 8 or so, but from Jr. High on he and his football friends were all in drama class and were in all of the musicals.  Seeing him in that role was the greatest.

Again the experience I had from our musicals helped me so much.  Mr. White was wonderful, even if he scared us to death.  Maybe our schools would not have as many problems now if more teachers could be like him. He certainly did not worry about hurting our self esteem.  He expected perfection and we did our dead level best to give it to him.