Tara  Cochran
6th Grade Teacher - Reading
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I received my BS in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 2016 and my AS in Elementary Education from Eastern Arizona College in 2014


Starting teaching at Thatcher Elementary School in 2016.


Student taught in 2nd grade at Jack Daley Primary School in 2016.


My name is Tara Cochran and I am thrilled to be the new 6th grade reading teacher at Thatcher Elementary! I was born and raised in the Gila Valley and attended Thatcher schools from 1st grade until I graduated in 2011. GO EAGLES! From there I spent 2 years at EAC receiving my Associate's degree, and 2 years at NAU receiving my Bachelor's degree. In the near future I plan to go back to school and get my Master's. I am elated to have my first teaching job be at Thatcher Elementary.

I have always enjoyed learning and the power and independence that comes from it. I also love to dance, watch movies, bake, go to plays/musicals, watch football, travel and READ. I hope your student will learn the fun and value of reading. Reading can open doors to places most of us only dream of visiting, or gives us a front row seat to events beyond our imaginations! My hope is that your student will love reading and all it has to offer. 

Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions you may have. You may contact me by email- cochran.tara@thatcherud.org or phone (928) 348-7250. If you would like to meet with me please set up an appointment first. I can be reached before school from 7:30 - 8:00, and after school from 2:45 - 3:30, Monday - Friday. I look forward to the great year ahead of us!