Tara Jeffs, PhD
Technology Coordinator, Region 4
Dr. Tara Jeffs is currently part of the dynamic Technology & Learning Connections (TLC) Team as a regional technology coordinator (Region 4). The Technology & Learning Connections (TLC) Team is a part of Florida’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through the Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project at the University of South Florida. In this role, Tara provides technical assistance in the areas of: accessible educational materials (AEM), assistive technology (AT), instructional technology (IT), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and virtual/online learning (VI) technologies.
Tara has disseminated knowledge and research in the areas of assistive technologies, emerging technologies, and online learning through more than 25 articles/chapters and over 100 presentations at state and national conferences in the past 15 years. Her career experiences in the K-12 classroom and at the university level bring a wealth of expertise focusing on the infusion of assistive and emerging technologies in the classroom for academic success.