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The Center For The Arts Names New Education Director

The Center for the Arts announces Tara Winton as their new Education Director joining them this semester.

“I am not sure I can adequately express the excitement myself and the team here at the Center for the Arts share as we welcome Tara! Tara has a track record of not only being a fantastic theatre educator, but she is also passionate for helping actors grow and push themselves no matter their age and is a talented director and performer in her own right. She is a wonderful addition to this team, and we are thrilled to have her join us!”, shares Regina Ward, Executive Director.

Tara Winton is a gifted educator and director with many years of experience and service to her local education and theater communities. She brings to the Center for the Arts a deep understanding and enthusiasm for the arts and we are honored she has chosen to join the team as we continue to serve Murfreesboro and the middle Tennessee community at-large. Tara was recently named the 2023 Teacher of the Year at Westwood Middle School in Manchester, TN and for their district. Tara holds her Master of Arts degree in Teaching, with an emphasis in Theatre Education, from Belmont University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Samford University. She has taught Theatre, Speech, Rhetoric, and Senior Thesis Capstone courses and has held the Fine Arts Department Head position at Providence Christian Academy. Tara has also served as the previous Arts Education Director at the Arts Center of Cannon County, Directed 40 productions to-date, and has been a performer and production member in countless productions herself. Tara resides in Murfreesboro with her husband and two children and is excited to begin her work at the Center for the Arts.

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