Staff Stars

Sara Buker13995613_10153634702725755_2960464321028021247_o, Junior Teacher

Recently, Sara earned her National Child Development Certification while working as a Junior Teacher at the Tallahassee Museum Preschool. Sara has worked hard over the past few years to reach this goal, and we are proud to have her as a member of our Early Childhood program! “Sara is a huge asset to our program, and this is a wonderful accomplishment!” said Karen Gay, Manager of Early Childhood Education at the Tallahassee Museum.

IMG_20160407_214207Lauryn Collier, Marketing and Event Assistant

Lauryn was crowned USA National Miss Florida earlier this year, and her platform is “Education all around. Mentorship on the ground”. She is currently a spokesperson and partner with the United Way of Florida. She is focused on education through early learning and literacy, mentorship of kids in the community, access to healthcare and education on healthy lifestyle choices, and emergency preparedness. As a state title holder for the USA National Miss Scholarship Organization and pageant system, she is also charged with raising awareness for The Crown C.A.R.E.S., which is an anti-bullying organization.

Screen Shot 2016-10-21 at 11.16.19 AMAveri Deering, Education Registration Manager

Averi has a long history with the Tallahassee Museum. She began this relationship as a young camper, prior to becoming a youth counselor in her teens. After holding various part-time positions at the Tallahassee Museum as an adult, she has been promoted to the full-time position of Registration Manager within the Education Department. Now, Averi handles all program and group reservations, including field trips, workshops, and birthday parties. She brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and a creative approach to the incredibly efficient manner in which she conducts daily business.

Natasha Hartsfield, Director of Education

Natasha is the Director of Education at the Tallahassee Museum, and very active in our community. Most recently she was appointed to the New Leaf Market Board of Directors, and she also serves as the Interim Chair of the Board for Get Outdoors Florida. When she is not at the Museum or serving on one of her various boards, you can find Natasha in her backyard working on her small organic vegetable and medicinal garden or making soap for her new company Sassafras Soapery, which was chosen as a vendor for the 2016 Market Days at the North Florida Fairgrounds, Dec. 3 and 4.