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Tizara Taylor

Tizara Taylor empowers mission-driven leaders and organizations to create, prioritize, and engage their strengths to thrive and ensure meaningful change. Tizara's most salient strengths include her infectious energy and her innate curiosity, leading to innovative approaches in team building.

She has spent the last decade assisting businesses across multiple industries in Maryland, Delaware, DC, and Philadelphia markets, developing their strategic plan, gaining clarity on their mission, and generating powerful connections. She has worked directly with Northrop Grumman, Siemens USA, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Medtronic, John Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Prince George's County Government, and George Washington University.

After consulting and managing in the private and corporate sector, Tizara has broadened her studies in project management and leading teams to a more lean and focused way of growth. She is currently continuing her studies in managing teams in-process communication, development, and bottom-up approach within teams through Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and Positive Psychology (PP, UPenn).

Currently, she has joined the team at BootUp PD as a District Coding Accelerator. Having the opportunity to apply core principles of Positve Psychology when partnering with key stakeholders and leaders in academia to cultivate long-lasting connections, promote engagement with students, and collaborative approach for teachers and districts nationwide.

Tizara is a proud military mom, an avid reader of philosophy and psychology, and believes that wellness of the mind and body is the key to a healthier life.

Our Team

Our team is committed to expanding equitable access to computer science and coding. We are former public educators, creatives, and lifelong learners who are deeply engaged and passionate about what we do.
Clark Merkley

Clark Merkley

Executive Director

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Abby

Abby Funabiki, MPA

Associate Executive Director

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Jared O'Leary

Jared O'Leary, PhD

Director of Education & Research

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Karen

Karen Melara

Marketing Manager

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tizara

Tizara Taylor

District Coding Accelerator

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Suzanne B. Carlson, M. Ed.

District Coding Accelerator

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Brenda

Brenda Bass

PD Facilitator

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McKay

McKay Perkins, MS

PD Facilitator

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Laurie

Laurie Green

PD Facilitator

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Heather Cunningham

PD Facilitator

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Carlos Leon

PD Facilitator

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Melody Hagaman

PD Facilitator

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Ashley Waring

PD Facilitator

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Kelly Powers

PD Facilitator

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Michael

Michael Hanahan

Marketing Consultant

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Emilie Martinez

Web Developer

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Stacie

Stacie Mason, PhD

Research and Evaluation

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