This fall Tara began her fourth year as Hidden Valley Preschool’s afternoon teacher. Her positive energy and love for our preschoolers shines the minute she walks through the door each day. Tara keeps the children inspired through creative art projects and motivated with her clever incentives. She is truly a natural with the preschoolers and with their parents.

Prior to Hidden Valley, Tara spent 7 years as the manager of TJ Maxx, having received her associates degree in retail management. After volunteering in her own daughter’s preschool, Tara quickly rediscovered her passion and gift for working with children. Luckily for us, she made a career change and decided she preferred to “manage” our little people instead.

Her previous experience in this area includes working as a summer nanny, assisting at a daycare, and raising her 2 children and her stepson. Tara loves spending quality time with her kids, Dominik (11), Alexa (8), and Amaya (2), doing arts and crafts, reading, or just watching movies and cuddling. She is grateful for her summers off with them and enjoys family bike rides and playing at the park. Tara also prides herself on being a dance/gymnastics/soccer mom! Her favorite winter activity is going to Bulldog hockey games with her husband, Alex.

Hidden Valley has been a great fit for Tara. “I think doing what you love is important, and my passion is to teach young children. I love working with Katie and Missy and look forward to coming to work every day to see the kids’ smiling faces. Preschoolers say the best things!”