My name is Mara Tarantino-Morgan (Mara.Morgan@lcps.org) and I am excited about beginning my 27th year in Loudoun County! I am very happy to be a part of Hillsboro Charter Academy. I started my career in LCPS by student teaching at Rolling Ridge, and then moving on to Sugarland, Horizon, Hillsboro, Waterford, Frederick Douglass & Emerick Elementary Schools. I am thrilled to return to Hillsboro and be "the A in steAm" in this unique & dynamic charter family! I will also be teaching music at Hamilton Elementary every morning before coming to HCA!
I earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree (BME) and a Master of Music Education degree (MME) from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. In 2005-2006 & 2006-2007, two former students were the national first place winners in the NSBA/MENC Electronic Composition Talent Search. During the 2005-2006 school year, I was selected as one of the four Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Finalists for all of Loudoun County. During the 2005-2006 school year, I was selected as the Shenandoah University Teacher of the Year!