About the Instructor
Tarneshia has been working in the field of education for over 20 years. She previously worked for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Children’s Education, Richmond Public School Head Start programs, The Goddard School, YMCA of Greater Richmond, and Atlantic Coastal Athletic Club (ACAC) Youth Department. Tarneshia affiliates herself with several worthwhile organizations like National Association for the Education of Young Children (naeyc & vaaeyc), Virginia Environmental Education Association (vaee) and the local chapter Greater Richmond Environmental Education Network (GREEN). In 2016 she was selected as Virginia Outstanding Educator by Project Learning Tree (PLT) and the following year was chosen as one the five 2017 National Outstanding Educators by PLT. She’s a strong advocate for promoting high-quality early childhood environmental education to children, families, and educators. Tarneshia enjoys seeing children engaged and immersed in nature. When she’s not teaching you can find her at some of her favorite consignment shops, visiting museums or volunteering at community events. Not only is she an award-winning educator, but her joy of teaching is obvious, and her joy is contagious!