555 Union Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18109
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday to Friday
Tamara Klas is native of Buenos Aires Argentina, graduated from the
University of Palermo with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and
Communication, and at age 23 she moved to New York. After working in
various fields she was presented with the opportunity to move to
Pennsylvania and work at Calypso Elementary School as a Community
School Coordinator, a partnership with Communities in Schools, United
Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and BASD.
Each school year as Community School Coordinator and later on as a
21 st CCLC Project Director she organized programs that took place
during and after school, including family engagement events. Most of
the programs were sponsored by a different community organization or
business, and all programs brought their services to co-locate at all sites
in the Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem School District schools. Over
the years, she worked with local colleges such as Lafayette College,
Muhlenberg College, Moravian College, Lehigh University and DeSales
University to provide tutoring and mentoring programs for students.
Her cultivation of relationships went beyond program and event
sponsorship to actively lead the decision-making body at Calypso
Elementary School, Raub and Trexler Middle Schools and Easton Area
Middle Schools, known as the Leadership Team and Advisory Boards.
On those teams sat representatives of churches, hospitals, businesses,
non-profit organizations, colleges, private sector members, local
providers, students, parent and school administration, faculty, and staff.
The team identified issues and worked towards solutions to ultimately
build a healthier school, program and community.
As the 21 st CCLC Project Director, two of her main responsibilities
included implementing and overseeing a STEM-focused after school
program for 380 students in 2 school districts, and coordinating
services from student tutors from different colleges, local providers and
for-profit and non-profit organizations at each site. She was responsible
for coordinating trainings and evaluations of students, programs, and
community partners, in order to enhance the programs each year for all
In 2014 Tamara joined the EEACS family as a Lead Teacher for the
primary grades and was promoted to Team Leader, position she held for
the past two years, were she oversaw daily operations, staff and
students in Kindergarten, First and Second Grades.