- Director of Development
Tara graduated from The University of Georgia in 2004 with an ABJ in Advertising.
Tara has been a part of the NCCS community since 1988 when she began attending here in first grade. She was a member of the first graduating class of NCCS in 2000. Her previous work experience includes serving as project manager at a retail design firm, as well as assistant editor for Pregnancy Magazine and Little Black Dress | Little Red Wagon Magazine. In 2014, Tara joined the NCCS staff as the Development Assistant, managing the annual fund and alumni relations. She assumed the position of Director of Development in January of 2018.
Tara and her husband David were married in 2004. They have two children that attend NCCS - Luke (NCCS class of '26) and Kate (NCCS Class of '28). They attend Woodstock City Church.
Tara enjoys spending time with family and friends, dating her husband, eating great food and exercising (but mostly eating), attending her children's games/recitals/meets, and cheering on the UGA Bulldogs.
Tara's favorite scripture verse is 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 & 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres...And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Why I love my job:
It's hard for me to think of a better job than helping NCCS advance and grow. This school has shaped so many children's lives and helped them grow into biblically-grounded, academically prepared, and socially adept men and women. Having a role that contributes to the school's ability to fulfill that mission with more excellence each year is a privilege.
Golden moment at NCCS:
Though I have experienced many exciting moments at NCCS, the best have been when alumni come back to visit, whether it's stopping in on a school day or attending an alumni event. We have the best alumni, and hearing all of the incredible things they're doing when they leave NCCS is always such great confirmation of what we're doing in the lives of students day in and day out.
Why I chose NCCS:
For our family, there's really no other choice. My family has been part of this school since 1988, and it has had a tremendous impact on our lives. This is a special place, with a community atmosphere that is hard to find. I'm so thankful my children will have NCCS as a part of their story, as well
Original Hometown: Kennesaw, GA