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Meet the Director: Building Community Engagement and Fostering Inclusion

March 27, 2024
By Tara Ashworth, Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion

Please allow me to express how honored I am to serve as the Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion at Archbishop Carroll High School. This new position and opportunity has set us on a new path of bringing awareness, support, and appreciation of all cultures represented here on campus. In addition to supporting and celebrating all cultures, this new department is a collaboration of many projects, committees, and clubs I have created or worked on to support all diverse learning abilities and unique skills that our students possess. As your director of this new journey, I look forward to working with the community in partnership with our faculty, students, and families to support all students and create new platforms such as the Multicultural Club and our Community Engagement Team as we strive to be a more inclusive community.

I grew up in Dayton where I attended St. Anthony Catholic School and Kettering City Schools. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish Education and Teaching English as a Second Language at Indiana State University and spent time studying abroad in Costa Rica before accepting my first teaching position at Carroll right out of college in 2012. I have loved calling Carroll home for the last decade and was blessed with many wonderful teaching and learning experiences, sparking my inspiration to study leadership in education. After completing a principalship internship with administrative colleagues here last year, I earned my Master’s degree in Education Administration from Xavier University. My years of experience being mentored and teaching here has helped shape me into the leader I am today. Grateful is an understatement.

I am confident all members of our community want our students to have a safe sense of belonging, and my hope is that the work I do each day to improve communications among all stakeholders, combined with my motivation to celebrate all cultures, continues to fulfill that mission. As Catholics, we know the truth to be that all people have dignity as they were made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, we seek to be intolerant of cultural discrimination and continue to strive for access and success for all students of all capacities today and in their post-secondary lives as well.

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