Tamara Lynn graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002 with a BS in Business Administration. After working as a paraprofessional in the North Kansas City School District for 4 years, Tamara began teaching Special Education at Savannah High School. While teaching in Savannah from 2006-2012, Tamara went on to finish her Master degree in Special Education at Northwest Missouri State University. Tamara then taught at Maryville High School from 2012-2014 before becoming the ACES Director. Tamara is currently finishing her Specialist in Education degree in K-12 administration and Special Education administration at Northwest Missouri State University.