Mrs. Tamara Alvarado

Phone: 352-671-6820


Degrees and Certifications:

ED. D. Educational Leadership with a concentration in Special Education in progress. M.S. ED. Brain Based Teaching -Nova South Eastern University B.S. ED. Special Education - University of Miami Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis Certified in: Elementary Education Exceptional Student Education English for Speakers of other Languages Preschool Education Certified in Florida and New York.

Mrs. Tamara Alvarado

Hello my name is Mrs. Tamara Alvarado and I'm excited to have your child in my class.

My background is in special education. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Miami in 2009 with a major in special education and Spanish. In addition, I continued my education at Nova Southeastern University where I received my master's degree in brain-based teaching with a focus on reading and literacy in 2013.  Currently I am actively pursuing my doctorate degree in educational leadership and should be finished in 2020.

I am a native of South Florida. I have lived in Ocala since the early 2000s and all of my children have gone through the Marion County Public School System. I believe in public school education and I believe in the wonderful school family that we have at Maplewood Elementary School. This is currently my third year at Maplewood Elementary School.

I am married and have seven children. We enjoy the country life Marion County has to offer, and have eight horses, and amazing dog named Lily, and a cool orange tabby cat named Epon.  I am a starbucks loving pescatarian who enjoys horse racing and cruising.

I am so thrilled for the opportunity to work with your child this year, I know we are going to have a wonderful and exciting year full  fun activities like the VSA Art Festival, Fall Festival, the transportation parade, and many other exciting events that occur throughout the year.

I encourage you to become a member of the Maplewood Parent-Teacher Association and to become an active member of our school community. Also, make sure you fill out that volunteer application and find a time that works for you to come out and spend time in our school community.

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