Tara has been working for the Simcoe County District School Board for over 20 years. The first ten years she spent teaching Business Studies specializing in accounting and computers. During this time she was also responsible for developing, and acquiring approval for running a credit granting yearbook course at her school. Tara is currently Cooperative Education Chair, member of the Student Success Team and supporter of dual credit and OYAP programs. Currently, she is the North A Regional Representative for the Ontario Cooperative Education Association and will continue in 2012-13. She is an active member of her board working with various teams to develop marketing strategies, policies and procedures for Co-op teachers. Tara has also worked with summer writing teams, where she contributed in the development of an e-learning course for Cooperative Education, and a board resource document for at-risk Co-op programs.