Our featured teacher of the week is Tara Triezenberg! Tara is entering her third year as our literacy coach. Her love for reading is contagious and she loves to share her passion with students at Three Oaks.
Tara is entering her third year as our literacy coach. Her love for reading is contagious and she loves to share her passion with students at Three Oaks.
She obtained her undergrad degree from Grand Valley State University with an emphasis in elementary language arts. She has also completed coursework towards a master’s in teaching reading.
Tara has been in education for 12 years and has been with Three Oaks for the past three. Prior to this, she was a third and fourth-grade teacher in Grand Rapids for seven years.
This year, Tara is looking forward to watching students find joy in reading. She is excited by the progress students make when choosing their own book and then actually being able to read it with confidence. She has found that a smile and a kind posture lets kids know that she is here for them and that she expects them to do great things.
When she has a bad day, she remembers the joy and excitement on a child’s face when they realize they are reading a book on their own! It’s what makes her motivated and continue the work she is doing.
Tara is married to her wonderful husband and has three beautiful children. When she is not caring for her family you can find her reading, crocheting, writing or going for a walk in nature.