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About Mrs. Blackard

I am entering my eighth year of teaching.  My first two years I taught at Germanshire Elementary and the previous four years I was at Dunbar Elementary.  I am looking forward to my second year at Tara Oaks!  Before teaching, I earned a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from Union University.  While in college, I played soccer and performed with the University Singers.  Since College, I have earned my Orff Level Three Certification from the University of Memphis.  When I'm not at school, you can find me singing in choir at my church, Central Church, spending time with family and friends, or advocating for The Forsaken Children.  In previous summers, I have been able to work with street children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia through the organizations Onesimus and The Forsaken Children.  While there, I coached soccer and taught music.  The street children of Ethiopia have a special place in my heart.  I will continue to advocate for them and plan on returning!