As Children’s Garden Educator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Tarneshia plans and carries out nature activities for children and their families.
Previously she worked as a pre-K teacher at the Goddard School of Woodlake and instructional assistant at the Martin Luther King Preschool Center in Richmond.
She has been a leader in promoting environmental education to strengthen early childhood programs throughout Virginia and to help produce online training programs for the national PLT office.
“Tarneshia is truly a gem! She has been an excellent representative for PLT. She has provided engaging, investigation-based EE to thousands of families in our area.”
-Trish Reed, Ready to Learn Coordinator, WCVE Richmond PBS
Tarneshia was named National PLT Outstanding Educator in 2017.