The students’ constant eagerness to learn and to know all that could be known about various subjects requires me to stay fully awake, totally present to each student—an utterly fulfilling experience.
Bill Fisher, Visiting English Professor
Tara’s uncompromising value of human dignity casts a broad net. Students have the confidence to “become who they are”—artists, thinkers, leaders. The bonds between people are strong, the human connections are vital. Students and faculty expect genuine accomplishment of themselves and each other. This ethic conveys trust. It creates extraordinary renderings of Knowing. I recognize a sure foundation of spirit here, and promise come to life.
Bruce Allen, History Teacher
I have had the privilege and opportunity to teach each of the senior classes at Tara. The privilege, of course, is the chance to meet each day for a two-hour main lesson with a group of exceptionally eager and capable young people. The Tara students are inquisitive, quick to learn and very open to the several themes we undertake to study. Many college teachers of my acquaintance will complain about indifference and ennui in their students; Tara students are rather more like a team of spirited horses that need to be reined in, not urged or compelled to move forward.
Dr. George Russell, Visiting Science Teacher
I cannot thank you enough for seeing me and asking me to teach at Tara. It changed my life course, righting me to be on my true path. You helped me on this path way back in high school when I was performing, and then again just a few years ago when I returned to teach. Thank you for creating such an amazing school. I think of Tara with the fondest of memories and feeling… There is no place like it; and the students who attend, grow and blossom in your school are like none I have seen thus far in my teaching career.
Nita Davanzo, Waldorf Graduate and Teacher
There are moments when something occurs at Tara that is so touching, so out of the ordinary from my own high school experience, that it really moves me. The first one I can remember was when our graduates came back to the school, wanting to visit with us, and even further, wanting to teach! At first, it was simply astonishing to me. But, as we saw the success of our young adults’ teaching, I was filled with joy in their accomplishment, and enormously grateful.
The same applies to my first reading of the Honor Code. I say to myself, could this have been written by Tara students? It is so lofty, yet so gracefully written. Then I look at the students during its presentation to us, and they make me weep. They are extraordinary, and without boasting (I hope), I think their experience at Tara has helped greatly to mold them into extraordinary human beings.
Greg Fisher, Administrator