Tara has been at the schoolhouse for the past eight years. She was educated in the open school philosophy through high school. Tara has worked with children of different ages for the past eighteen years. Tara helped start a cooperative preschool in Boone, N.C. She helped eighth graders at Davidson IB school start a community garden and taught composting to fourth graders at Cornelius Elementary. She has two daughters that are at Hough High School. She loves to garden and cook in her free time.