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Meet staff member Tara Raux

Photo of Fisher Physical Education Teacher Tara RauxHi! My name is Tara Raux. I teach physical education at Fisher Elementary and have worked in Ilion and Central Valley school districts for 20 years.

What do you like best about what you do?

 I come to work every day to smiling faces and hugs. How can you not love that?

What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career? 

Our commitment to the Heart Association and the return commitment from them in all they do to fight childhood obesity through various programs and education. I enjoy being able to link the school and community together.

Where are you involved outside of school?

    • Ride for Missing Children
    • Red Cross platelet donor
    • Boilermaker committee
    • Heart Association, school chair

What former jobs have you held?

    • In high school I worked as a rec leader, swim instructor and in a restaurant.
    • In college I worked in the fitness facility and as a manager in a grocery store.
    • Currently I also teach summer school physical education at Rome Free Academy.

Where were you educated?

Ithaca College, BS and SUNY Cortland, MS

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

Hike and swim, eat a steak dinner and then go to the movies.

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

 Bon Jovi  😎

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

    • Show: The Voice, Revenge
    • Movie: Pretty Woman, Columbiana, The Heat
    • Actress: Kate Hudson, Melissa McCarthy

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Belgium and France. My family is from there. I visited when I was 16 and want to go back!

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

 I am a Scrabble guru.