•  Professional Biography
    Riverside Rams! Tara Dwyer-Allen
    This is Ms. Dwyer-Allen's third year teaching English at Riverside. She grew up in Loudoun County and attended LCPS schools from kindergarten (Catoctin) through twelfth grade (Loudoun County High School). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, both from George Mason University. She completed her Education Requirements through Shenandoah University. She has taught at many levels since 2001,  including many years as an adjunct instructor at both Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University. 
    She has a Maine Coon cat named Charlotte and a Beagle/Husky mix named Rosie. Some of her favorite things include traveling, writing and illustrating children's books, kayaking, building Lego creations with her son Lucas, watching cute animal videos, mint chocolate chip ice cream, going to the beach, playing board games, and trying new cuisines.  
    2018-19 Schedule:
     1st Creative Writing/Public Speaking  5th AP Language and Communications
     2nd  PLANNING  6th DUTY
     3rd  AP Language and Communications  7th PLANNING
     4th  AP Language and Communications   8th Creative Writing/Public Speaking 
    Course Information
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
    Phoenix Gradebook
    ALL of Ms. Dwyer-Allen's class information can be found in StudentVUE/ParentVUE. 
    Click the PHOENIX link above. 
    Extra Curricular Positions
    Riverside High School Debate Team Sponsor
    Humanity First Sponsor
    Estuary: Literary Magazine Sponsor