Since joining ERS in 2016, Tara has worked with district and state partners nationally, with a focus on the way resources are allocated and organized to support strategic school design. She led the creation of the COVID Comeback Models– a set of adaptable blueprints to support schools and systems craft hybrid and remote schedules, staff roles, and district-wide structures. Tara is a leader in ERS’ Human Capital Practice Area.
Prior to joining ERS, Tara taught elementary school in Richmond, California for five years. During that time, she served as a support coach for beginning teachers and a school director for a summer enrichment program for low-income middle school students. She holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where she was co-chair of the Yale Education Leadership Conference, and a B.A. in Economics from Bryn Mawr College. She is an alumna of Teach for America and Education Pioneers.
Outside of work, Tara loves exploring national parks, biking along the Charles River, and spending time with her nieces and nephew.