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Tara Foster

Instructor

Having served as a classroom teacher, lead grade level teacher, mentor, and lead AMSTI Science teacher/trainer, Dr. Tara Foster has more experience than her mere eleven years in education convey. She is currently serving as a K-5 Math and Science Training Coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has a wide range of research-based strategies which she uses to promote best practice, technology-infused learning experiences for students. This knowledge base also allows her to provide leadership and guidance for classroom teachers. Her coaching style is based on effective listening skills, powerful discourse opportunities, and intensive training. Academically, Dr. Foster received a Doctor of Philosophy degree, specializing in Leadership in Educational Administration, from Capella University. The information gained from these studies has equipped her to work more proficiently with those currently serving in administrative roles while maintaining her ability to relate and build a rapport with classroom teachers. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Alabama State University, and a Master’s degree from the University of Montevallo. Both degrees are in Early Childhood Education. She is currently completing requirements for Class A administrative certification in Alabama. Dr. Foster believes being in education is her true calling; and she does not take this responsibility for granted. She seeks opportunities to hone her gifts and talents to better serve those who are, and will be, placed in her path.

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