Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Tara Olson. I have been a special education preschool teacher for the last 6 years. I also have 15+ years of experience in working with children in a variety of settings such as teacher assistant, substitute teacher, ABA tutor, childcare teacher, and dance teacher. I am a Graduate of UNCW in Elementary Education with licensure in Birth through Kindergarten. I am originally from WV but have called Jacksonville my home for the last 13 years. My husband and I have a 15-year-old son, 9-year-old daughter, 2 ½-year-old daughter and 6-month son that keep us on our toes! My family and I spend our free time enjoying the outdoors and volunteering with Ainsley’s Angels in North Carolina. I am honored to have been chosen as Teacher of the Year for Thompson Early Childhood Center. It is indeed a fantastic place to share my passion for teaching with both my students “kids” and colleagues.