Tara Flaherty was elected secretary of CEA in 2022. A mathematics teacher at Shepaug Valley School, she has held numerous state and local leadership positions, including NEA Board of Director for Connecticut, Chair of the NEA Friend of Education Committee, CEA/NEA Resolutions Committee chair, SVEA President, negotiations chair and building representative. Flaherty previously worked at Wilby High School in Waterbury and served as a building representative.
Flaherty is active in her school community coaching soccer, indoor and outdoor track as well as class advisor.
Flaherty earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and mathematics from Seton Hall University, a Master of Science in Education Curriculum & Assessment from the University of New England, and a 6th year in Educational Leadership from Walden University.