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Hello Families! My name is Tara Jarvinen and I am so lucky to be a kindergarten teacher at Mann! I love teaching kindergarten and I love Horace Mann even more!
I started my teaching journey through a program called Camp Adventure. I taught preschool on military bases all over the world: Spain, Netherlands, Germany, and Hawaii! I then came back to Iowa City to attend the University of Iowa Teacher Education Program. While going to school, I also taught preschool in Coralville. I student taught in Mrs. Cabrera's first grade classroom at Horace Mann! I LOVE this school and everything it has to offer. I was lucky to get the opportunity teach 2nd grade here after my student teaching. I loved teaching 2nd but jumped at the opportunity to teach kindergarten. I know this is where I am supposed to be! The kindergarteners love all the silly songs I sing! =]