My name is Tara Lere, the director at East Range Academy. I am excited to be working with dedicated staff, hardworking parents, and ambitious students. I am looking forward to working in the brand new school building and increasing student achievement.
I have been in the educational field for 25 years. I started as a health educator at Bemidji High School but moved back to the Iron Range when I started a family. I started at ERATS in 2008 as a health teacher. I went back to college and added physical education to my license in 2015. I earned my master's degree from Capella University in Curriculum and Instruction and received a graduate certificate in Education Innovation and Technology in 2017. I earned my Superintendent's license in 2021 and my Principal's license in 2023.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, waterfall hunting, nature photography, road trips, and gardening. I have two adult children and I am looking forward to becoming a Grandma in 2024. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns I encourage you to call the school number 218-744-7965 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's to a new and exciting school year!