Justin Tarte

Justin Tarte is the Director of Curriculum & Personnel in the Union R-XI School District in Union, Missouri. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal at Poplar Bluff Junior High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, & before that he taught German at Seckman High School in the Fox C-6 School District in Arnold, Missouri. He has been to Germany 6 times & has traveled throughout much of Europe. Justin is passionate about social media and technology and works to integrate it into classrooms and teachers’ professional development.  He uses these tools to collaborate with educators while also blogging about his experiences and reflections at “Life of an Educator.”  Justin is married to his high school sweetheart, Gina, and they have a yellow lab named Maddy.  You can follow Justin on Twitter @justintarte.


  1. Robert Minott said:

    Justin, I am in the process of doing a dissertation research project on Departmentized Instruction in Grades 3-5. To gather the needed data, I will have a survey for prioncipals that supervise, or have supervised these grades. I will need feedback regardless of the current instructional configuration. The survey may be in several months. If principals would like to participate, they may contact me via email. Please share this in any manner availabe to you. Thank you.
    Robert Minott

    April 21, 2015
  2. Courtney said:

    My name is Courtney Burner and I am currently enrolled in Leadership Program for my Masters. Presently, I am taking a Technology course. I was hoping you would be able to answer some questions for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the educational material on your blog/Twitter. It is clear to see you are a motivational leader. I read about how you are a principal and I am aspiring to be one as well. Would you mind sharing what encouraged you to blog and use technology to communicate? By using resources like Twitter, have you found any benefits of improvement in communication or organizational efficiency? Has using technology helped you be a lead learner to your staff? I just entered into the blogging world. If you have any suggestions for me, I am more than willing to take any advice. Here is my link: https://cburner.edublogs.org/ If you have time, I would truly appreciate if you could respond. Thank you for your time. Have a wonderful day.

    February 9, 2016

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