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Tagie Tate-Perez

My favorite things about teaching are the daily hugs and seeing those "Oh, cool!" moments when students grow right before your eyes. I am thrilled to be able to share with young children and model the importance of challenging ourselves to have new learning experiences. Prior to earning a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oglethorpe University, I enjoyed a career as an art director. Inspired by a family of educators, the call to teach came naturally and with great fulfillment. Whether exploring my passion for design, culture, STEAM or the outdoors – all these interests point back to my love of learning.

​I have lived in Decatur for over 10 years and am married to my college sweetheart. We are proud parents of three awesome kids!