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Mrs. Tara Stanley To All Instructors



Roles

Director & Principal in Greeneville and White Pine

Instructor

 

Degrees Held:

•Master of Arts in Applied Theology

M.A.A.T, Carson Newman

 

•Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies & Education

Summa Cum Laude

B.S.ED, East Tennessee State University

 

•Associate of Science in Teaching,

Summa Cum Laude

A.S, Walters State Community College

 

•Associate of Arts in Music Education

Summa Cum Laude

A.A., Walters State Community College

 

Professional Biography:

     Tara Stanley and her family are native to the Tri-cities area. However, she has found much joy and solace while living in the foothills of the Smoky Mountain Area for the last 12 years with her husband and two daughters

     Upon moving to the area, Tara accepted employment with Freedom Fellowship in 2012 and is now in full time ministry work serving both their Greeneville and White Pine campuses in varying capacities. In Greeneville, she serves as their Children’s Director and Worship Leader. Prior to 2023, she served as Greeneville's Creative and Media Arts Director as well as a Pastoral Assistant for both Greeneville and White Pine. Tara continues to offer support in those areas as needed.  She also currently serves as our Director & Principal of Freedom Christian Academy for both Greeneville and White Pine. 

     Her prior experience also includes teaching with Hamblen County Schools. She has taught 4th and 5th grade as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 Reading Intervention services for struggling readers. She was involved in BETA, FCA, Art Club, a member of the school’s Literature Committee and Summer Reading & Outreach Program, to name a few. She provided supplementary instruction through district-wide tutoring for students on multiple instructional levels and acted as a team leader offering support to her peers, while teaching with Hamblen County. Tara also served as her school’s representative for the ELA Textbook committee, helped to develop her school’s writing framework, was a representative for piloted Writing programs such as Writable, wrote ELA lessons for the HCBOE curriculum framework, and helped in developing the school improvement plan multiple years. She also supported her district through providing a seminar for new teachers at their New Teacher Academy, giving talks at Walters State and ETSU on multiple occasions to rising teacher candidates with ETSU’s Ready to Teach program and thoroughly enjoyed team teaching or co-teaching as a collaborative strategy for her grade level. While this is only a small glimpse of Tara’s role at HCBOE, it is a testament of her desire to be an advocate for both students and fellow educators.

     Ministry and teaching are Tara’s passions, and she considers herself to be a lifelong learner. She believes that education should be hands-on, immersive, and authentic, while also rich in sound curriculum. She is excited to be a part of the Freedom Christian Academy family and plans to continue in her community outreach efforts through offering coursework, tutoring, and enrichment for students of all ages throughout East Tennessee.

Current Classes
Digital Design Club (Filmmaking, Graphic Design, and Yearbook all-in-one) – (closed)
Drama Club – (closed)
World History I – (closed)
Yearbook & Digital Design Club – (open)
Natural Science w/ STEM Engineering & Robotics – (open)
Chapel – (open)
Clubs – (closed)
Elementary National Beta Club Honor's Society (3-5) – (open)
Honors Writing/Composition (College Prep) – (open)
Junior National Beta Club Honor's Society (6-8) – (open)
Narrative Writing: The 5 Paragraph Narrative Essay – (open)
Natural Science w/ STEM Engineering & Robotics – (open)
Senior National Beta Club Honor's Society (9-12) – (open)
United States History – (open)
United States History – (open)
United States History – (open)
Chapel – (open)
Clubs – (closed)
Honors English: British Literature (College Prep) – (open)
Informational Writing – Instructor (open)
Mathematical Concepts – (open)
World History – (open)
World History – (open)