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Hello My Name Is Tara Linden.
I am a teacher in the three year old (classroom # 1).  We are the Mighty Bears. My husband and I have two children.  Our daughter lives in Shanghai, China and goes to school there. Our son is a Senior in High School this year!. I have taught in a variety of classroom settings and age groups and this is my third year at McKnight..  I am so looking forward to working with your children this year. I LOVE ART and PAINTING!  The Mighty Bears will be creating lots of fabulous works of art this year!

Colleges(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University in Virginia.  I value education and am always updating mine by taking classes and courses that will help me in the classroom. 

Educational Philosophy/Vision:
I strive to nurture every child as an individual in my classroom. I teach the children through play and kindness the skills they will need to grow and develop into lifelong learners with great self esteem, kindness and respect for themselves, their school and their families.  I use our Creative Curriculum Teaching Strategies to help prepare the children for school readiness. We have a lot of fun in my classroom and we are a Mighty Bear Family!



Contact Information: You may contact us at McKnight CDC (704) 932-7433 ext. 232.