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Tara Isaacs

Prior to joining Jefferson County Public Schools, Tara Isaacs served as principal at a Title I school that moved student learning from the 43rd percentile to the 93rd percentile in two years. The school acquired a Distinguished Schools rating and was named a National Blue Ribbon School. Prior to her current role, Isaacs was an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University and an educator who assisted districts and schools with turnaround efforts for the Kentucky Department of Education. Additionally, Isaacs served as a district language arts & literacy specialist, assistant principal, and teacher across states and different school settings. As an unconventional classroom teacher, Isaacs was recognized multiple times with the Teacher Who Made a Difference award and continues to connect with former students who have joined the ranks of the teaching profession. Her extensive curriculum, assessment, and instructional background paired with her more recent work in creative budgeting, systems management, professional learning policy, and teacher leadership are aimed at leveraging instructional shifts to educator practice to impact student learning, all of which are woven throughout success stories across her 25-year career.

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Welcoming your team to a new school year: Engaging all educators

By Avé Tatum, Crystal Cooper, Tara Isaacs and Dustin Toth | July 30, 2020

Welcoming five generations of educators (Generation Z, Millennials, Generation Xers, Baby boomers, and the Silent generation) into the workplace can be daunting under normal circumstances, so how exactly are leaders planning to engage and support the growth and development of all members of their faculty during a pandemic?