Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Elementary Education M.A. in Elementary Education Gifted Endorsement Reading Specialist Endorsement Early Childhood Endorsement Structured English Immersion Endorsement

Mrs. Tamara Boylan

I graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 with my B.A. in Elementary Education. After graduation, I moved to Washington and taught for 2 years in a rural school.  My next move brought  me to New York where I taught in Westchester County, which is north of NYC.  I did not enjoy shoveling my driveway in the winter and I returned to Arizona.  Tesseract, a private school in Paradise Valley, hired me to teach sixth grade for two years.  When Julianna was born, I became a stay-at-home mom and master's degree student.  When my youngest daughter, Ashley, went to first grade I returned to work with an M.A. in Elementary Education.  I taught at Copperwood Elementary School in the Peoria Unified School District for the past sixteen years.  Fifteen of those years were in a self-contained gifted classroom.  This is my first year at Mountain Shadows.