Tamara Klas, M. Ed

Tamara Klas, M. Ed2020-07-09T12:02:53-04:00

Tamara Klas, M. Ed

Chief School Director

Tamara a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, graduated from the University of Palermo with a Bachelor degree in Marketing and Communication, and also a Masters of Education Degree from Lehigh University.  At age 23 she moved alone 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 Bethlehem Area School District.

Each school year, as Community School Coordinator and later as a 21st 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 sites in the area 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.

In addition to such program and event sponsorship, Tamara actively led 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. She also worked to to align after-school programs with the academic curriculum and to utilize the programs to incorporate substantial portions of the curriculum.

In another role as the 21st 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 involved.

In 2014 she joined EEACS as a Lead Teacher for the primary grades and was then promoted to Team Leader for the next two years during which she oversaw daily operations for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade. In recognition of her leadership skills and experience, Tamara has been promoted to Chief School Director with responsibility for all elementary grade daily operations.