Tara Saylor

High School Woodworking Teacher

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

Since 2017.

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

Oak Grove is such an incredible place to work. A place to come and be present as your whole self. All student and faculty show up with kindness, support and curiosity. Which I believe is an ideal learning environment. We are all life long learners and we get to do it together on a beautiful campus.

Where is your special spot on campus?

There is a rock near the Woodshop that you can sit on and see the Topa Topas just beyond the soccer field. I like to come here to present myself before class.

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How do we prepare students for their life ahead?

Learning how to learn is the key to my class. I focus on teaching students how learn what they want to learn. Along with basic tool use and safety, I help each student learn how to use the internet and research what they want to build.