Tara Sawyer, Executive Director/Parent Coach

Tara started Pea Pod Playschool in 2015. Her son was a member of the founding cohort. Tara is the Executive Director of Pea Pod, a parent coach in the playschool classroom, a mom of two amazing kids, a dance teacher, and Camp Director of Camp Shazaam.


With a degree in Landscape  Architecture specializing in playground and community spaces, Tara is an avid proponent of community building. Over the past ten years, she has been on a personal journey of growth and discovery with a focus on parenthood, child development, trauma informed care, emotional healing, and empowerment. She believes strongly that the key to a child's mental health and future success begins with a positive foundation of social and emotional wellbeing by recognizing, allowing and validating feelings. 


Tara is committed to creating safe, authentic spaces for people of all ages, and is passionate about fostering the next generation of change makers.


Pea Pod is Hiring!

Are you great with kids? Enjoy the chaos of early childhood? A good communicator? Want to make a positive impact in the lives of families with young children? Check out our Parent Coach job description.