Tamara Gavin is a born educator who is passionate about the classical curriculum, and has been in the field of education for more than 20 years. Ms. Gavin holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Education, a Bachelor’s of Arts with a double major in Elementary Education and Dance Education, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. Being educated in multiple fields affords Ms. Gavin the ability to bring creativity and vision alongside rigorous academic best practices coupled with a strong adherence to policy and procedure.
Having experience teaching all grade levels from 2 years old through twelfth grade and at the college level, Ms. Gavin is able to provide hands-on coaching for teachers and staff as well as great insight into cross-curricular learning. Ms. Gavin loves to take education outside the four walls of the classroom and was elected beginning teacher of the year in her first year as a teacher when she taught math to her students through building a full-sized pavilion for teachers and students to use for years to come.
For the last few years Ms. Gavin has been the principal of a K-12 school as well as the project director and was key in the development of vocational and trades programs for middle and high school students. Bringing the school and community together as well as preparing young people to achieve their dreams and calling through rigorous, quality education is the cornerstone of Ms. Gavin’s vision. It is with great excitement and vigor that Ms. Gavin assumes the role of Independence Classical Academy Principal, and she is ready to bring ICA’s vision into reality.