With a background in early childhood education combined with experience as an improvisational actor and facilitator, Tamara enjoys engaging audiences, both young and old, to inspire their imaginations and deepen their understanding of the world.
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Boston College, Tamara spent summers teaching at The Ted DiRenzo Montessori school, which was founded by her grandfather. It was there that she developed a love for education. From 2003 -2013 she led Bubbles Academy and its team of 30 educators in designing and implementing class curriculums, after school programs, interactive multimedia experiences, operational systems and hiring practices.
At Kidville she develops and leads teacher and manager training for both new and existing locations including building training tools and redesigning lesson plans. In this she a works with a network of over 500 educators bringing early literacy and art experiences to life in the classroom.
Kidville Teacher Spotlight from Kidville on Vimeo.
Tamara is also a communication skills trainer. She is a training facilitator and training designer with Second City Communications, Business Improvisations, Improv Creatives, ComedySportz New York, and ComedySportz Chicago, where she completed her Instructional Systems Design for Applied Improvisation Applications (ISDAIA) training. Through Improv Creatives her clients have included The Medill School of Journalism Alumni Club and The MBA Career Services for Working Professionals Alliance, and MBA students at the Kellogg School of Management.
See Tamara in action here:
Ignite Chicago - Tamara Nolte from IgniteChicago on Vimeo.
Click here to see a Bubbles Academy Harlem Shake video she made.
Click here to see a Bubbles Academy Single Ladies parody.