Tara Ryan is DIAL EE’s Deputy Director. Tara has been working in the field of education for over 20 years, including teaching, coaching, administration, and leadership roles. In previous roles, Tara served as the Director of the San Francisco Unified School District Early Education Department, Director of the San Diego County Office of Education Early Education Department, and Senior Director of the I3 Institute. She holds a master’s degree in Education with emphasis in social justice and equity issues, as well as a multiple subject teaching credential and administrative services credential. Tara’s work has focused on P-3 alignment, systems development, professional development and leadership development within education systems.