Ms. Tarr | Theatre Teacher
My educational philosophy is grounded in the authentic belief that all students intrinsically want to learn and succeed. The responsibility of the educational system is to provide a place for them to unearth their passion, their talent, and true calling in life. My activities include: Graduating from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Roosevelt University in Chicago, a 15-year acting career, traveling with Southeast Middle School students to NYC’s Tribeca Film Festival, San Francisco Art Institute, and to the Oakland Museum of California for award ceremonies, showcasing student performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Coconut Grove Theatre, InnerArts, Grand Park, and at other LAUSD elementary and middle schools. In 2012, I was awarded Center Theatre Group’s Theatre Educator Fellowship with a $5,000 grant to study Spanish and Theatre Arts in various cities in Mexico. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in ELA Early Adolescence.
WHAT I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT:
· Helping young people prepare for their future
· Creating an engaging program that allows students multiple opportunities to use their voice to create positive change at school, in the community, and beyond through a project-based learning curriculum
· Using mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning to increase resilience, self-efficacy, and empathy