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Meet the Tara High Administration Team


Mr. Hayman Principal

Mr. Hayman is a graduate from Texas A&M University and a former naval officer. He has taught English, broadcasting, social studies, and computer science. He was the first magnet coordinator at Southeast Middle School, and most recently, he was the assistant principal at Belaire Magnet High School. He is passionate about project-based learning, student engagement, and community involvement.

Mrs. Mitchell Assistant Principal


Mrs. Mitchell has been an educator for over 15 years, and has served as an administrator in EBR for over 10 years. She enjoys the challenges that are unique to high school and serving high school students. She, her husband, and her daughter, reside in East Baton Rouge Parish with their four cats, two dogs, and four chickens! They enjoy swimming, fishing, cooking, and traveling together. Mrs. Mitchell enjoys photography and incorporates it into all aspects of life.

Mrs. Coleman Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Coleman has been a committed educator in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System for twenty-one years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern University at New Orleans. Mrs. Coleman has also received a Special Education Mild/Moderate (1-12) Certification, Business Education Certification, Reading Specialist Certification, and a Master of Arts in Administration/Supervision from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA. Mrs. Coleman joined the Tara family in 2004 and has been a devoted member of the faculty for sixteen years. During her tenure, she has had the privilege of serving as a teacher, ESS Site Facilitator, and has held the administrative position of Assistant Principal for the past seven years. Mrs. Coleman has committed her career to help students develop their talents, interests, and unique abilities in order to compete in this global world.


Mr. Rawls Assistant Principal

Greetings Tara Magnet High Parents and Community, It is my pleasure to continue to serve you as the Assistant Principal this year.  This is my fourteenth year serving in educational Leadership.  Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal, I had many instructional leadership experiences including mentor teacher, department head, and curriculum support team leader in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.  Even these amazing experiences, I will always be a teacher and athletic coach at heart.  I also have 8 years of classroom teaching experience in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.  My educational background includes collegiate football at University Arkansas-Monticello, Bachelor of Education & Master's of Elementary Education from Southern University, and currently pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Leadership in Higher Learning from Southeastern Louisiana University.  By pursuing lifelong learning, I intend to be an example to students and teachers that we should never stop learning.

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