Tara Strong

Tara Strong

 Tara Smith 2020

My name is Tara Strong and this is my sixteenth year teaching in Pelham. Throughout my career I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade. This is such a wonderful community, and I am blessed to help mold and shape our future leaders! Growing up as an Army brat, allowed me the opportunity to live in Germany until I was seven. After a few more moves, we planted our roots in Madison, Alabama, and that is where I call "home." I graduated from The University of Alabama in 2005, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Roll Tide! I also have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Go Blazers!


I am married to my wonderful husband, Craig, and we live in Hoover with our sweet fur babies Archie and Brody. They are such a fun duo and always keep us entertained! In my free time I love traveling, watching Alabama football, spending time with loved ones, walking, playing with our dogs, listening to music, crafting, decorating, and relaxing on a beautiful beach. 


I am looking forward to another great year at Pelham Ridge Elementary! If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me. 


Email: tstrong@pelhamcityschools.org


Phone: 205.624.3704