I’m a certified teacher in Elementary Education with my Master’s in Education Leadership, with experience in both in the US and internationally. My family and I have had the privilege of living overseas for the last 14 years, teaching in international schools around the globe. I've lived in New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Bosnia and Herzegovina! I value teaching small groups, students from diverse backgrounds, instilling curiosity in my students, and encouraging students to take ownership of their learning. Over the course of my 16 years in the classroom, I have gained valuable insight into best practices and ways to connect with learners. I strive for each of my learners to know that I care deeply about them and their education. Connection is the base for all authentic learning.
I am teaching an array of different classes: math camps, problem solving, traveling, book clubs, nature journaling, tutoring, choose-your-own-adventure, reading comprehension courses, and novel studies to list a few. I believe in smaller class sizes to ensure quality of education and engagement.
Outside of teaching, I am an avid long-distance trail runner, reader, and traveler! I'm equally passionate about all three. I love anything outdoors. Travel has taught me valuable life-long lessons that I love sharing with others. I have a teacher husband, and two young children that I adore.
Travel the World: Learn About Geography, Landmarks and CulturesTara
Learn about a new country each week! This 15-week FLEX class will take learners to a different part of the world where we will look at the geography, history, important landmarks, and unique culture of each place.
Nature Journaling for the WildTara
Nature Journaling self-paced class is designed to set your child up for observing, drawing, and writing about their local natural surroundings at their own pace.