Principal of the Manville School
Tara is a native of Boston, MA, and a graduate of Natick High School. She is excited to be back home and be able to support the children and families of Massachusetts. Tara spent the last 21 years dedicated to serving the children of New York City in various capacities: seven years in child welfare/child protection and 15 years with the New York City Department of Education, serving as a Special Education Teacher, PBIS Coordinator, a Special Education Administrator/Borough Manager for ASD Programs, Assistant Principal, and Director of Special Education. Tara brings a wealth of experience related, but not limited to, special education, behavioral support, classroom management, curriculum writing, and educational leadership. Tara holds a master’s degree in special education from Pace University and has certificates of advanced studies from the College of Saint Rose and Harvard University, where she completed the Leading for Equity and Excellence program. Tara is also a Member of the DESE Influence 100 Program for emerging school district leaders with a particular focus on equity.