I am Tara Gander, the Instructional Coach, at East Mooresville Intermediate, a 1:1 school. Each student in our school has a Macbook Air (we are grades 4-6) and we have approximately 700 students in our school. I am a nationally board certified teacher and have my master's degree in Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University, which is also where I obtained my undergraduate degree.
This will be my 17th year in education. Before I was an instructional coach, I was a fourth-grade teacher, and I loved the classroom. However, once our school district went 1:1, I decided I wanted to help our teachers become educational innovators!
I have twin sons named Jackson and Landon that are 6 years old. Hanging out with them and my husband, Mike, is one of my favorite things to do! I also enjoy reading, watching movies, eating out at new restaurants, cooking, and being with friends and family!