Tara Cass has been an educator since 2001 as an English teacher (7-12). She started her career in San Diego, California at Kearny High School. When she moved to Connecticut in 2004, she began teaching at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School. During her tenure at Co-op, she taught all courses and grades ranging from English 1/Lab, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, and Seminar courses for grades 9-12. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire, teacher certification from San Diego State University in California, her masters in Arts in Comparative Literature from Southern Connecticut State University in Connecticut, and her masters in education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. " I love my job because I am able to model what it truly means to keep children at the center of our obligations."