Tara Sealy joined the GCSA staff in 2016 as a Program Specialist in the GaTAPP program after working as a school administrator in the area of Special Education at an Atlanta area charter school. In her prior role as a Special Education Administrator and Assistant Principal, she was responsible for monitoring, ensuring compliance and supporting teachers implementation of effective curriculum.
Tara has worked in Public Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools after completing an alternative teaching certification program. Prior to working in an administrative capacity, she worked as a Special Education Teacher and Lead Special Education Teacher. She was recognized for her efforts and nominated for a Project GRAD Great Teacher award in 2009 and awarded Teacher of the Year in 2010 while serving as a Lead Special Education Teacher and coaching the Middle School girls basketball team at Sylvan Hills Middle School.
Tara earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders) from Hampton University (1998), a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University (2003), a post Graduate Certificate in Behavioral and Learning Disorders from Georgia State University (2009) and an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University (2009).
Although a native New Yorker, Tara resides in the city of Atlanta and calls it home. In her spare time she enjoys anything fitness and health related and trains for muscle fitness competitions.