Tara Bartlett

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Doctoral Student/Former Teacher


Arizona State University


Tara Bartlett holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Social and Cultural Pedagogy. Currently a "Double Devil" with both degrees from Arizona State University, Tara is slated to be a “Triple Devil” as a current doctoral student in ASU’s Educational Policy Evaluation PhD program. Her experience teaching a hybrid of English Language Arts and Social Studies in the Title One middle school classroom for fourteen years has allowed Tara to work with Arizona’s disadvantaged youth, concentrating on topics such as the humanities, community development, and civics efficacy. Tara has served in leadership roles at both the school and district levels, including Site Leadership Team, English Language Arts Department Chair, Project Citizen instructor, Civic Engagement Strategies instructor, School Improvement Advisory Council member, Cross Country coach, We the People facilitator, Girls Tribe Chair, and Participatory Budgeting Coordinator. Additionally, Tara has worked with the Arizona Department of Education on several steering committees, including the inception of the Excellence in Civic Education Program, the rewriting and adoption of the new Social Studies and Science Standards, and the annual Item Analysis and Data Review Committees for the state's standardized assessment, AZMerit. Tara has been recognized by Mesa Public Schools as a Service Learning Award recipient, the Mesa Oriental Masonic Lodge’s Top 20 Teachers, and by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education’s John J. Ross Memorial Award for her work in engaging middle school students with Project Citizen and Kids Voting, as well as coordinating the Congressional District 6 We the People Competition.