Welcome to Tammy’s Teachings!
Hello! I’m Tammy, the author of this blog.
I’m a teacher, parent, and writer.
On this blog, I share my musings on education and parenting. I strive to provide resources and support to empower parents to navigate the school years in an informed and confident manner.
Below are a few things you may want to know about me.
I believe all children can and will learn when provided opportunities in which they can succeed.
I also believe parenting is the hardest job in the world.
In the last 25 years, I have seen the communication gap grow between parents and the educational community. School has become a complicated and political world of competing agendas.
I strive to bridge this gap by writing about educational issues such as standardized testing, school quality, homework, disabilities, Common Core State Standards, and other subjects that concern parents and children.
Occasionally, I also write about the challenges and joys of parenthood.
Tammy’s Teachings is my personal blog. I’m here to inform and inspire, typically posting once a week.
Who is Tammy Harris?
I have a passion for children, teaching, and learning. Prior to teaching, I worked in accounting to put myself through college.
After 14 years as a teacher, I left the classroom for a position with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). For the next six years, I wrote curriculum and trained teachers across California how to teach writing.
I am now a Coordinator of Teacher Effectiveness with SDCOE. I enjoy supporting and mentoring teachers in a variety of roles.
I am a San Diego native. In my spare time I love to read, write, and draw. I also enjoy walking, biking, photography, and watching sunsets.
Most importantly, my husband and I are proud parents of two adult children. Jacob is 23 and a graduate from Hawaii Pacific University, with a major in marine biology. My daughter, Alexandra, is a junior at Drexel University in Philadelphia, currently studying communications.
My Accomplishments and Credentials (because they matter in education)
National Board Certified Teacher
District Teacher of the Year, 2007
Taught special and general education
Master’s degree in Special Education
Administrative Services Credential
Coordinator for San Diego Office of Education (2007 – present)
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