A leader can be defined as, an individual who leads a group out of the dark and into the light. A leader is exactly what Principal Kimberly Taylor is. Kimberly Taylor is not only a leader, but a compassionate, helping individual. In the past 20 or some years, she has exceeded her role as a principal. Over the years she has become more than a principal, but a mentor. Kimberly Taylor has taught all of her students to respect others, work hard, and give back to your community. Yes, Kimberly Taylor has made mistakes in the past, but she has turned her weaknesses into strengths. Kimberley Taylor has done so much for the students she leads. Once, there were five siblings who attended her school. Kimberly later learned, that the children's’ mother was struggling with substance abuse. Every day, these five children used to come to school wearing dirty clothing. That is when Kim stepped in. She made it her duty to wash the childrens clothes for them. All of the positive Kim has done does not stop there. In 2005, when she was the principal of Rockland Middle School, she took multiple children, including mine, to a professional basketball game. This is something that these kids had never experienced before. Kimberly wanted these children to experience what she did growing up, and learn how important it is to be a team player. I have also have had my own personal experience with Kim helping my family. Once, my child refused to go to school for an extended period of time. Nothing I could do could get my son to go into school. Kimberly came to my home and convinced my son to go to school. She told him that education was one of the most important things you can receive. Without her, Hilltop will never be the same. Please sign this petition to save principal Taylor.