History Department Head
After growing up in bitter cold Minnesota, Tara moved to Austin in 2005, transferring from the University of Minnesota to St. Edward’s University. She earned her B.A. in History and her Master’s degree in Humanities, focusing on Classical and Medieval History. She had the opportunity to study Ancient Empires at Cambridge University and enjoyed the Olympics in London in 2012. Tara also received her teaching certification in History in 2013. Before joining Fusion, she has worked for educational non-profits, most recently with College Forward, an AmeriCorps program.
Tara joined the Fusion team two years ago to teach History, Government, Economics, Geography, English and test prep. She is thrilled to be working with so many talented students in the open-minded and creative environment Fusion fosters. Getting to know the students has been her favorite part of working here. In her spare time, Tara can be found checking out new hotspots around town, taking her Bloodhound, Ptolemy, to the dog park, and finding the latest History books at the library.