Tara Davis

Tara Davis

Project Director & Implementation Manager

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

- Peter Drucker

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, East Carolina University
Working on M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Years of DI Experience:

Tara Davis has been involved with Direct Instruction in various capacities for the last 25 years. She began teaching DI in 1998 when she started as a kindergarten teacher. During her time as a teacher, Tara developed a passion for DI and was trained as a peer coach so she could assist others with learning DI and making student gains. She soon moved into administration, where she oversaw the full DI implementation for grades K-2 for 9 years. During her time as an administrator, Tara developed a school DI coaching team, served as an instructional coach, and set up a school-wide system for reviewing and analyzing student data.

For the last 7 years, Tara has worked with the National Institute of Direct Instruction as an Implementation Manager, Project Director, and trainer throughout Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio. Tara trains many of the NIFDI trainings developed for school leaders and coaches, including: Coaching Academies 1-4, Critical Components, and the Administrator’s Institute at the Annual National Direct Instruction Conference in Eugene, Oregon.

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