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Due to building damage caused by weather, the Deer Valley location (29th Ave. & Bell Road) is closed until further notice. Students attending that location will receive further direction from their instructors. Visit the News page for details and updates or follow us on social media.

Tara Coleman, B.S., M.S.

Chemistry Faculty
(602) 286-3107

Tara Coleman

Tara Coleman teaches chemistry at GateWay Community College. Tara joined GateWay in 2016 after teaching for several years throughout Phoenix and Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and a Master of Science degree from The University of Akron. Before teaching, Tara worked as a chemist for 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry working on projects such as synthesis of A.P.I.’s and natural products isolation. In 2011, she began teaching chemistry part-time at Community College of Denver. Although the pharmaceutical industry was exciting and challenging, Tara quickly realized that teaching was her true calling. In 2012 she left the pharmaceutical industry to focus solely on teaching. Not long after, she moved to Arizona to be closer to family. 

In her spare time, Tara likes to run, bike, hike, and coach soccer for her two girls.