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Department Leaders 

Mrs. Tamar McPherson  
Mrs. Tamar McPherson  
Department Leader: BCIT/Computer Science; K-12
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Secondary Mathematics Certified; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, minor BioEngineering from University of Pittsburgh; Masters of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Mathematics from Chatham University; Master of Education in Adult Education/Higher Ed from Capella University; Ph.D. comprehensive exams passed, dissertation not complete

Years working in education: 16.5

Years working for Plum Borough School District: 15

What inspired(s) you to take on this leadership role? 
My passion has always been to provide access to exciting STEAM coursework, especially for girls and underrepresented populations, in order to open as many doors to opportunity and success as possible.
Is there any additional information about yourself that you would like to share?
Co-authored article in a national publication: Middle School Girls Gain Confidence, Competence, and Interest Through Summer STEAM Camp (; regular contributor to ABC Create's STEAM learning network; former National Review Board member for Pearson's mathematics textbooks; former mechanical engineer specialized in biomechanical R&D - DePuy Synthes' Marathon(TM) polyethylene 
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