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Mrs. Tara McKendree
Hello and welcome to First Grade! I am very excited to go on this journey with you and your child. I have been teaching for 20 years, and 16 of those years I have spent in First Grade. I love watching how much growth First Graders make both academically and socially. It is such a critical year, especially in the area of Literacy. Your child will be a part of a warm and loving environment combined with high expectations in order to meet their individual and unique needs. Parent involvment is crucial to a child's academic growth, and I am looking forward to partnering with you in order to best meet the needs of your child.
My family and I moved to Elizabeth almost five years ago and we love being a part of this community! My son, Seamus, will be a Fifth Grader and attends Running Creek Elementary. We also have three rescue dogs who are incredibly spoiled (as they should be). I am incredibly passionate about dog rescue. In my spare time I enjoy running, cooking, antiquing, reading a great book, and settling in for a movie.