I started teaching in 1985...have worked with 'at-risk' to gifted from Rural Florida to gang territory in Long Beach, Ca and at a large high school in Nashville with over 37 countries represented. Subjects include American/World History, Econ/Gov, Law Studies, Personal Finance and Leadership. I left the classroom 4 years ago and formed Learner's Edge Consulting and provide Professional Development, Keynote Addresses, Consulting and New Teacher support to schools and districts all over creation.
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2009-Cambridge Whoâ€™s Who 2006-Teacher of the Year - Antioch High School, Antioch TN 2006 - Pioneer Award-Presented by Alignment Nashville 2003-2004 National Personal Finance Teacher of the Year 1998-Tampa Tribune Coach of the Year
BA in Broad Social Science from University of South Florida M Ed. in Administration and Supervision
Known as ‘The Connection Coach,’ Tara believes strongly that kids are committed to people – not programs – and that a key to reaching youth is through the power of positive connections. As an award-winning educator, author and speaker, Tara understands connecting with diverse populations, building relationships and getting the most out of any youth organization. She is recognized as a leading expert in helping adults better understand how to build powerful connections with today’s youth.