Golden Apple: Tara Farr

Tara Farr teaches Horizons for children at Stevens Creek Elementary School.

“Horizons is the program in Columbia County for students who have been identified as gifted,” Farr says. “And we serve 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders here.”

When we stopped by, her student-athletes were being recognized for their accomplishments in the Metric Olympics.

“We’ve been studying a unit about the Olympics, just learning about athletes and different countries that participated in the games. Yesterday the students worked on measuring different activities using the metric system and today they are receiving their awards.”

Mrs. Farr also leads the Future Problem Solvers program at Stevens Creek.

“It’s a 6-step problem solving method, teaching kids not what to think but how to think.  Last year we were fortunate enough to win for the state of Georgia.”

From there it was on to the international competition where they finished in the top 25.

As you can tell, Mrs. Farr stays very busy even when she’s not in the classroom.

“It’s kind of a project at home and so my husband is also a part-time teacher because I make him help me with projects and stuff.”

So how does she do it? How does she maintain her energy and enthusiasm for this job and these students?

“That comes from my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I believe He has called me to be a teacher and that’s not just from 8-4 every day,” she says. “But that is to serve and to look for opportunities to show His love to others.”

Congratulations Tara Farr leaning on help from home, and from on high, to make sure the Horizons are always bright for her students at Stevens Creek.

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