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In the news: Tamare Gordon

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In the news: Tamare Gordon
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United South End Settlements today announced the promotion of Tamare Gordon to the position of assistant director of early childhood education. A 15-year veteran of USES, Gordon most recently served as coordinator of the organization’s toddler program.

“I am thrilled that Tamare has accepted this new role at USES, where she has developed amazing relationships and earned the respect of all she works with,” said USES Co-Executive Director José Massó. “Tamare works incredibly well with the children, families and teachers who make our early childhood program so special and we can’t wait to see her grow in this new position.”

As coordinator of the toddler program since 2016, Gordon has supervised staff meetings and provided ongoing direction and leadership for program operations. In addition, she has managed the program’s web content, mentored team members and overseen daily program activities. Gordon was also responsible for training and mentoring new employees.

Prior to that role, she worked as lead teacher in USES’s toddler room from 2004 to 2016, guiding student teachers and teaching aids in classroom management, curriculum development and one-on-one mentoring. Gordon handled parent and family communications about student growth and progress and recommended at-home reinforcement plans to help struggling students. She also designed lesson plans for teaching staff and worked closely with USES administration to ensure compliance with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

“My years of experience here at USES have given me a tremendous appreciation for the work of our teaching staff, student teachers, parents and families, and I’m honored to continue on in this new role,” said Gordon. “I remain dedicated to supporting the emotional, social and academic development of our young children and hope to continue building relationships that forge long-lasting connections at USES and in the broader community.”

Gordon holds certifications in early childhood education from UMass Boston, Bunker Hill Community College and Urban College of Boston. She lives in Dorchester, Mass.

United South End Settlements offers programs that holistically support families in achieving economic mobility. The nonprofit’s Family Mobility Program helps parents and caregivers develop their own capacity to set and reach their goals, increase their income and assets, and connect with new networks of people through one-on-one coaching. For children and youth, USES provides quality education and enrichment opportunities that foster personal development and social-emotional skills such as perseverance, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

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