Dr. Tanya A. Fisher, ed.d
Dr. Tanya A. Fisher is a veteran educator with over 25 years of experience. She has proudly served as a Classroom Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Resource Specialist, Vice-Principal, Principal, Director, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Throughout each experience Dr. Fisher has placed her highest priority on educating the whole child, by working collaboratively with all stakeholders, to establish learning environments that provide all students with opportunities to develop academically, while nurturing and enhancing their unique talents.
Along with an extensive background in Curriculum and Instruction, Gifted and Talented Education, and Equity and Diversity, Dr. Fisher holds a Master of Arts in Special Education, a Master of Arts in School Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is a past recipient of the prestigious California School Boards Association’s “Golden Bell Award” for Innovate Programs focusing on Culturally Responsive teaching practices, proven to increase academic achievement and close achievement gaps in ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.
As a Phi Lambda Theta scholar and self-proclaimed life-long learner, she is an advocate for continued growth and professional development for all educators. Dr. Fisher has completed the Association of California School Administrator’s Leadership Academies for New and Aspiring Administrators, the Superintendent’s Academy, the Academy for School Business Officials, and the Symposium for Women in Leadership. She is a member of the distinguished National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA).
Dr. Fisher enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures and educational systems. She has traveled to American Samoa, the Caribbean, Egypt, England, France, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, and West Africa, and has found that “we are more alike than we are different, and there is much that we can learn from each other”. She enjoys visiting classrooms interacting with students and teachers, and leading sing-alongs with students of “all ages”. She is extremely proud to serve the students, families and community of Selma.