Lisa L. Tarter


October 16, 2005|By LIZ BOWIE


Baltimore City school system educator

In the news

Tarter is the former principal of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School who was featured in the series "On Their Own" in The Sun last week. She gave particular attention to students who were experiencing family and social problems and has unofficially adopted Iven Bailey, one of the two subjects of the articles about two young men making their way through senior year without help from a parent or guardian.

Career highlights

Born in Westminster, she graduated from Westminster High School before getting her degree from Towson State College in 1975. She later earned a master's degree in administration and supervision at Morgan State University. She taught social studies at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School for nearly 19 years before becoming the assistant principal at Charles Carroll of Carrollton School from 1999 to 2002. She moved to Northern High School, where she was an assistant principal from 2001 to 2003. In 2003, she became principal of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School. She is currently coordinator of career and technology education at the city school headquarters.


Tarter, 52, is married to Edward Tarter, a retired city schoolteacher and administrator. They have three grown children.


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