TAMARA ANNETTE ROBERSON

Little Rock, AR 72205 | taroberson@ualr.edu

EDUCATION
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
LSTE Graduate Candidate, 4.0
Stephen F. Austin State University
Masters in Resource Interpretation, 4.0
Changing Hearts and Minds?: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Little Rock Central High School
National Historic Site Exhibits
Arkansas Tech University
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Certified K-6
Certified Middle School Science

2014

2009

1990

AWARDS
Arkansas Tech University Dean’s List, GPA 3.7
National Association for Interpretation 2009 Conference Student Scholarship
Women’s Project Volunteer of the Year
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Volunteer of the Year
Capital View-Stifft Station Neighborhood Association, Past President and Past Vice-President

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Head Classroom Teacher
Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp
Responsible for the academic component for the Alternative Classroom Experience, a short-term,
residential program for youth-at-risk, grades 3-5. Assess individual and group needs. Design and
implement curriculum. Supervise support staff. Train support staff. Evaluate support staff.
Communicate with parents. Train parents. Coordinate with school district staff. Complete
evaluations on students. Train outside organizations and educators

1993-current

Park Guide, Pathways Temporary Position
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, NPS
Interpret the 1957 Central High Crisis. Run the bookstore and register. Conduct tours. Design
programs. Support staff. Coordinate special programs.

July, 2012-Sept. 2014

Assistant Summer Camp Director (2 years) and Summer Camp Director (2 years)
Stevens Ranch, Circle T Girl Scout Council
Hire summer staff. Recruit international staff. Train staff. Implement programming. Coordinate
residential camp. Communicate with parents. Communicate with staff. Evaluate staff. Develop
budget. Purchase supplies. Manage safety procedures and facilities.

1991-94

Child Care Department Employee
YMCA Westside Branch
Facilitated record keeping. Answered phones. Communicated with parents. Communicated with
children. Implement programming. Developed youth program.

1991-1993

RELATED EXPERIENCE
American Red Cross First AID/CPR Instructor
volunteer
Coordinate training for employees and other organizations. Conducting training. Evaluating training.
Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist
Educator

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Research best practices. Design programming. Implement programming. Participate in ongoing
education. Recertify every two years.
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified (CPI)
Participant
Coordinated training. Participated in training. Learned to deescalate situations. Practiced proper
restraint techniques. Recertify yearly.
Association of Experiential Education International Conferences
Volunteer and Presenter
Designed workshops. Facilitated workshops. Co facilitated workshops. Evaluated workshops.
Coordinated with attendees. Coordinated with facilitators. Assimilated paperwork. Registered
attendees. Attended numerous conferences and workshops.
Central Arkansas Animal Rescue Effort for Animals
Volunteer
Cared for animals. Assisted vet technicians. Assisted veterinarians. Communicated with owners.
Wrangled dogs for event. Dressed dogs for event. Communicated with other volunteers
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
Changing Hearts and Minds?: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Little Rock Central High School
National Historic Site Exhibits
SFA Graduate Thesis

2009

Changing Hearts and Minds?: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Little Rock Central High School
National Historic Site Exhibits
Paper presentation and workshop at NAI National Workshop

2009

Transforming History, Creating a Legacy: An Evaluation of Exhibit Effectiveness
CHSC Exhibit Evaluation Report –part of evaluation team

2010

A Day in the Life of Pfeifer Camp Workshop
Association of Experiential Education International Conference
Reciprocal Teaching: A Peer Driven Method
Multiple presentations from Association of Experiential Education International and Regional Conferences,
The Alternative Teacher Certification Program, other educator trainings, to camp staff trainings,
LANGUAGES
English-Native Language
MEMBERSHIPS
National Association for Interpretation
Association for Experiential Education
Capital View-Stifft Station Neighborhood Association