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Degrees and Certifications:

Arkansas State University 2014: Master of Science in Education Special Education Instructional Specialist West Texas State University 2002: Bachelor of Business Administration Texas Classroom Teacher Certifications: Special Education(Grades EC-12) Secondary Business Composite(6-12) English as Second Language Supplemental(EC-12)

Mrs. Tamra Arands

I grew up in the Texas Panhandle and moved to Gainesville in 2014 with my husband and two younger children.  My youngest son, Nathaniel, graduated Gainesville High in 2016.  He is in the Marine Reserves and a State Farm insurance agent. My only daughter, Katrina, graduated Gainesville as Salutatorian in 2018. She is in the Army Reserves and attending UNT majoring in Biology. I have three older sons, CJ, Cody, and Brad who have blessed me with 10 grandchildren living in Texas and Missouri.
I have a Bachelor's in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University and a Master's in Special Education as an Instructinal Specialist from Arkansas State University. Since beginning my teaching career in 2003, I have taught students in secondary and college business classes, ESL, Special Education, Reading Intervention, and Math Intervention.  
After teaching in special education for the last eight years for Gainesville Jr. High, I am returning to my first love of business.  I look forward to a wonderful school year of getting to help students as a whole grow and learn to achieve a brigter furture for themselves.