Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Tara Foster
Dr. Tara Foster is pleased to be a part of the Pleasant Grove family! In her seventeen years in education, she has served as a classroom teacher, teacher leader, educational consultant, instructional coach, a K-5 Math and Science Training Coordinator for AMSTI, and currently as one of our Assistant Principals.
Dr. Foster earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree specializing in Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella University. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from Alabama State University and a Master's degree in ECE from the University of Montevallo. She completed the requirements for Class A administrative certification in Alabama by earning a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December 2014. She also obtained an Education Specialist degree in Adult Education from Auburn University in May 2015.
Dr. Foster believes being a teacher is her true calling; and she does not take this responsibility for granted. She seeks opportunities to hone her gifts and talents to better serve those who are, and will be, placed in her path. She considers every child who is placed in her life as "her" child and she is commonly referred to as "school mama." The focus Scripture for her life's work is Ephesians 4:11. Dr. Foster is "Planting the Seeds...Fostering the Future!"