Tara Chaddock

Middle School Math
Room 21
Grade 7-8
Ext. 421
Hello! My name is Tara Chaddock. I joined the Colfax Elementary School staff in 2019 and love the small-town family feel the school has to offer. The community atmosphere and support are amazing and I am lucky to be a part of the Bulldog family.
My educational background started at Del Oro High School, then I went to Sierra College. Following some time off to have my children, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Accounting from University of Phoenix and decided that accounting was not my passion so I went back to school at the University of Phoenix and received my Master's Degree in Elementary Education. My passion is teaching students and math is fun so here I am a middle school math teacher and loving every moment of it.
I grew up in Loomis and currently live in Auburn where I have a ranch where we raise and show pigs on a local and national level. I have four children, but only two are still at home. We live a busy life with kids and animals but in my spare time, I enjoy reading and travel when possible.

Dear Parent and Student,

During this time we are going to be using other types of learning opportunities, through Google Classroom for all our assignments, questions, daily check-in, and other activities.

Expectations for Math:

  1. Check Google Classroom each day for notes, problems, or videos.
  2. Do all the assignments assigned for the day.
    1. You can do the assignments on a piece of paper or in your notebook.
    2. Completing the assignment is not as important as understanding the content. 
    3. As you do a problem, check to make sure you are understanding the concepts
  3. Check your solutions to the assignment. I will post these in a different area for you to access.
    1. It does you no good to do an assignment if you don’t check it.
    2. The idea of assignments is to help you understand the concepts.
    3. You will need to put in the time to understand every day. (30 minutes to an hour a day)
  4. If you are having trouble with a concept ask for help. I will be available to you by email with any questions you may have at tchaddock@colfax.k12.ca.us
    1. Questions asked between the hours of 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Monday through Friday will be answered within two hours. Other times will be the next weekday between those same hours. 
  5. Be sure to complete the google form at the end of each day.

I know the best way to learn is to be in the classroom. We will all be working together to make this the best learning situation possible. Stay positive and do your best to learn and we will be back together before you know it!


Please join me on REMIND on your cell phone the class code is @chaddocks we will have the ability to communicate during this time using this app.

Google Meet for Math Assistance!
Please see your Google Classroom for links to Google Meets for math assistance by grade level. I will post the links there for each student to access. The days and times are as follows: 8th Grade Math - Tuesday 11-12, Accelerated Math - Wednesday 11-12, Integrated Math - Wednesday 12-1, and 7th Grade Math - Thursday 11-12. Parents if you have questions or would like me to send you the link to an email address please feel free to reach out via email or remind.