About Me

Empowering Educators, Transforming Writing Instruction

Tara is a highly accomplished teacher, author, professional development coach, and curriculum content creator specializing in crafting comprehensive writing curriculum for upper elementary grades. With a deep passion for teaching and an unwavering dedication to enhancing educational experiences, Tara is on a mission to revolutionize writing instruction and empower teachers with her meticulously designed curriculum and insightful teaching resources.

As a Professional Development Coach, Tara leverages her extensive teaching experience to support and guide fellow educators on their professional journeys. Recognizing that invaluable knowledge often comes from practical experience, she strives to share her expertise acquired throughout her 15-year teaching career. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education from Ohio Northern University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton, Tara has honed her skills and developed a unique perspective on effective instruction. Her commitment to excellence has led her to author a book for educators and present at several conferences, including the SDE National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tara’s focus as a curriculum content creator lies in developing writing curricula specifically tailored to the needs of students in the upper elementary grades, from 3rd to 5th grade. She expertly designs comprehensive curriculum that enable teachers to effectively teach writing skills using her thoughtfully crafted methods, lessons, and activities. While her primary expertise lies in writing, Tara’s versatile approach extends to creating various teaching resources to support educators across different subjects and grade levels. Drawing from her experience teaching 4th and 7th grade, she possesses a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise in the classroom.

In addition to her role as an educator and curriculum creator, Tara is a children’s author with a passion for crafting captivating children’s stories. Drawing inspiration from her own childhood love for books and the joy of reading to her children, Tara has self-published one delightful children’s book and is actively pursuing publication with a traditional publishing house for her latest work. With an unwavering commitment to sharing imaginative tales that spark young minds and create lasting memories, Tara envisions a future where her enchanting stories grace library shelves, delighting children from all walks of life.

Residing in Dayton, Ohio, Tara finds fulfillment in her work while balancing her personal life with her hot-rod loving husband Tyler, their two adventurous boys, and their kid-tolerating kitty. Embracing a new journey, Tara has recently embarked on the role of a full-time homeschooling mom, enabling her to expand her reach to teachers in ways beyond the traditional classroom setting. This exciting chapter allows her to connect with and support a broader community of educators, making a meaningful impact on their teaching practices and enriching the lives of countless students with her unique teaching methods.

Whether you are an educator seeking to enhance your teaching practice or in search of expertly designed curriculum, Tara’s expertise, experience, and unwavering commitment to educational excellence make her an invaluable resource. Join her in transforming classrooms and empowering teachers to inspire their students, creating a world where writing instruction becomes a seamless and rewarding process.