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taylor-alert-–-taylor-swift’s-elementary-school-teachers-gush-about-the-pop-star…-as-they-recall-how-she-would-always-be-‘writing-poetry’-in-their-classes:-‘everything-she-touches-turns-to-gold’Taylor Alert – Taylor Swift’s elementary school teachers gush about the pop star… as they recall how she would always be ‘writing poetry’ in their classes: ‘Everything she touches turns to gold’

Taylor Swift’s elementary school teachers spoke to CBS Philadelphia about the superstar as a young girl.

Her teachers – music teacher Barbara Kolvek and her third grade teacher Heather Brown both said how proud they were of their former student.

Barbara revealed that Taylor was ‘always writing poetry, always. Even in music class even when she shouldn’t,’ she said with a laugh. 

Adding that she gave Taylor, 34, her first singing solo, a song called Fast Talk Freddie.

Taylor Swift 's elementary school teachers spoke to CBS Philadelphia about the superstar as a young girl; Taylor as a kid

Taylor Swift ‘s elementary school teachers spoke to CBS Philadelphia about the superstar as a young girl; Taylor as a kid

Her teachers - music teacher Barbara Kolvek and her third grade teacher Heather Brown both said how proud they were of their former student; Taylor seen November 24, 2023

Her teachers – music teacher Barbara Kolvek and her third grade teacher Heather Brown both said how proud they were of their former student; Taylor seen November 24, 2023

Barbara said they stayed in touch for a while.

She looked back at yearbooks and revealed that Taylor said in first grade she wanted to be a stock broker, and by second grade it had changed to singer. 

‘I feel like I gave her a little spark or encouragement to do what she was doing,’ she added.

Heather, a third grade school teacher, said Taylor was in the first class she ever taught at the same private school that Barbara taught at.

[She ] probably doesn’t get the messages anymore, but I still send her a Christmas card every year. I still write her notes and congratulate her,’ Heather said. 

‘Everything she touches turns to gold, and I’m just so excited to see what’s next,’ Heather said.

‘When she comes out on stage and everyone’s screaming “Taylor!” its like, oh my gosh, like I was her teacher!’ Heather said.

‘I would say how proud I was of her and that she has never lost her focus and she’s never lost the real person that she is. She’s always been very honest and open and I admire that in her,’ Barbara said.’ 

She looked back at yearbooks and revealed that Taylor said in first grade she wanted to be a stock broker, and by second grade it had changed to singer; Taylor pictured singing the national anthem in April 2002

She looked back at yearbooks and revealed that Taylor said in first grade she wanted to be a stock broker, and by second grade it had changed to singer; Taylor pictured singing the national anthem in April 2002

Their interview comes just under a week after Taylor dropped her 11th studio album -The Tortured Poets Department: An Anthology

Their interview comes just under a week after Taylor dropped her 11th studio album -The Tortured Poets Department: An Anthology

Their interview comes just under a week after Taylor dropped her 11th studio album -The Tortured Poets Department: An Anthology. 

She released 16 songs on midnight EST on Thursday, April 19 – and surprised fans and critics alike when she dropped another 15 songs two hours later – making it a double album. 

Taylor, a 14-time Grammy winner, was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989.

When she was 11, she visited Nashville with her mom Andrea to visit record labels and giving demo tapes of her singing – but she was rejected by them all.

She decided to focus on songwriting soon after and learned guitar.

By 13, she secured an artist developmental deal and moved to Tennessee  with her family to focus on her music.

Taylor seen at the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 22, 2006

Taylor seen at the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 22, 2006

Taylor seen at the 66th Annual Grammys on February 4, 2024

Taylor seen at the 66th Annual Grammys on February 4, 2024

In 2005, Taylor sang at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, where Scott Borchetta saw her and signed her to Big Machine Records.

Taylor’s first single Tim McGraw in June 2006, followed by Teardrops of my Guitar, Our Song, Pictured to Burn and Shouldn’t Said No – making Taylor a household country star.

She eventually transitioned to pop music, becoming one of the most famous artists in the world.