Assistant Professor, Special Education
Tara Moore is a clinical assistant professor for theory and practice in teacher education at the University of Tennessee. She assumed many roles and responsibilities in rural and urban Tennessee public schools while working directly with students with learning, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities and their teachers. As a classroom teacher, she taught students with and without disabilities in special education and inclusive classrooms in elementary, middle, and high school settings. As a research liaison and school-based consultant, she provided training and on-going consultation to both special education and general education teachers who were implementing classroom-based interventions to prevent and reduce students’ problem behaviors.
Moore is the director of Tennessee Behavious Supports project, a professional development and technical assistance project funded by the Positive Behavior Support Initiative grant from the Tennessee Department of Education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee and both a Master of Education and a PhD degree in special education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Moore is certified as a behavior analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Her research interests include classroom and behavior management and teacher-student interactions to prevent and reduce problem behavior.