Tara is our ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH.
She started her life in Kansas and remains a huge supporter of her Alma Mater, Kansas State University. She
enjoys watching KSU football and basketball.
Tara's backyard opens to a golf course and that is where she spends her
time when the weather is nice. Even
though she would like to play golf all the time, Tara enjoys her profession as
a teacher. She has been an elementary
and middle school teacher over the last 20 years and for the last 7 years has
been a Digital Learning Leader, serving three campuses for Amarillo ISD. Tara and her husband of 31 years, Bryan, have
two successful children, Paul, 28, who lives in Kansas City and is a Mortgage
Banker and Sarah, 24, who lives in Amarillo and is a Distribution Engineer for
Xcel Energy. Tara has been a CASA for
one year and has been on one case during that time. Tara is an outstanding
advocate. She goes the extra mile for her children. As the children moved from
Canyon ISD to Amarillo ISD Tara made sure the children were able to attend summer
school to help with learning disabilities through the summer and meet new
friends at the school which helped with the anxiety of the transition to a new
school. Tara was also at the children’s
last visit with their biological parents as moral support. Placement states, “Tara is a sweet person who
really cares about what is best for the children. Tara has spent a lot of time
with the children. She made them feel important by always remembering what was
discussed at their visits. Her case is going to conclude with four delightful
siblings safely adopted by one very caring family.