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September 7, 2014



Hello there. I’m Taren, Taren the teacher. In case you were wondering, that’s my dad next to me. Turns out that after years of jazz hands, spirit fingers and disco balls all for the sake of the children, I’ve decided to make a career change.


Its interesting to watch folks react to hearing that a teacher wants to leave the classroom after so long. I have seen the gamut of responses. Understanding often comes from people outside of teaching. Those who are teachers often ask why I would want to give up such security, ie retirement, tenure etc. The truth is, I never envisioned myself retiring from teaching.


Most days I’m surprised I am still in the classroom. Don’t get me wrong, I love working with young adults and probably will always teach in some capacity. And as far as subjects to teach, art is one of the best. But, I can’t shake the desire to explore more. I’m thirty-something and have achieved all the goals I set forth for myself. So its time for a new goal. I invite you to come with me on my journey to leave the classroom behind and start my own business. Let the excitement begin!

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