Tamara Francis graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has been a member of the Trinity community the last five years. Tamara first worked part time as support staff during college, then as a permanent support staff for the last two years. During this time she was also a Paraprofessional for Burlington School District here at TCC and also babysat for many TCC families. Needless to say over the years, Tamara fell in love with Early Childhood Education and Trinity. Tamara is currently in the process of adding an Early Childhood Education endorsement and licensure to her resume.
Tamara's philosophies as a teacher include providing a student centered classroom where students can have as much reasonable freedom of choice throughout the day as possible providing the guidance and opportunity to take ownership of their own well being and learning. She also focuses on honoring student interest by providing opportunities for new experiences and exploration. Dreaming up ways to expose children to their interest is one of Tamara's favorite parts of the job. Some of her favorite things to do with Trinity Friends are reading and writing stories, collaborative art, dancing, puzzles, trains!
Indra, once a TCC parent herself, comes to us after completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Indra is an asset to any classroom with her caring affect and passion for teaching young children. Having spent time in the Rainbow Room during her CDA, she is excited to return as the Teaching Assistant for this year!