Adjust Your Sails
Tara Funk—a mother, wife, daughter and sister—has a passion for learning and language that has inspired her 20-year career in education, literacy and curriculum development. After earning a degree in psychology, she taught in south-central Los Angeles as a member of Teach for America. Following her experience in the nonprofit sector, Funk discovered her interest in developing literacy products that help children learn to read and write. She has worked as a director of instructional technology at Benchmark Education Company and as an executive editor at Scholastic.