MaineAEYC Executive Director

TaraHeadshotTara Williams is the Executive Director of MaineAEYC. She has taught in public school and private programs with children from birth to grade 3, beginning in the DC Public Schools and most recently at the Bowdoin College Children’s Center. Tara was a research analyst at the National Council on Teacher Quality. She worked on policy projects for the National Wildlife Federation related to children’s outdoor play and exploration in nature.  Tara has coached and mentored teachers and presented workshops at regional and national conferences. She served on a school board of a public charter school for several years. She received a bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Boston University and a masters in Early Childhood Leadership and Administration from Bank Street College.

Tara loves exploring the beautiful outdoors of Maine, reading, dancing, cooking, running, and practicing yoga and meditation. She and her husband have two young children and a very energetic dog.

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