Tara Theobald-Anderson has been teaching English and Gender Studies in public and independent high schools for over fifteen years. They are dedicated to centering social justice pedagogies, holding an anti-racist lens, and incorporating transformative SEL in their teaching practice. In addition to their degrees in English Education and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, they love taking classes with the Bay Area Writing Project and hold a post-graduate certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. They have been teaching at Mid-Peninsula High School in Menlo Park for the past eleven years.
Gender Sexuality Professional Alliance
This ongoing program for LGBTQ+ professionals aims to develop a network of educators who can connect confidentially and explore themes such as supporting LGBTQ+ students, coming out and being out in the workplace, and building an inclusive school library. Meetings will work within a healing justice framework, allowing participants to share stories, celebrate successes, identify strategies and ask questions.