Tarneshia Evans

Tarneshia Evans is an award-winning environmental educator and advocate for nature-based early childhood education. She works as a Children’s Program Developer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. In 2017 Tarneshia was selected as a National Outstanding Educator by educational nonprofit Project Learning Tree for her use of outdoor education to improve student learning and foster environmental stewardship. In 2016 she received the Virginia Outstanding Educator Award. When she’s not teaching you can find her volunteering at community events, shopping for antiques, clothing and other hidden treasures at her favorite thrift and consignment shops. Tarneshia has been chosen as one of the readers for the 2021 National African American Read-In at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Jan 29th, 2021

Diverse Books for Children: Why it Matters

Diverse Books Did you have a favorite book as a child? Take a moment to think about that book and how you felt connected to it. For me, it was Corduroy by Don Freeman. I spent a lot of my childhood at Shaw Library in the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest, Washington, D.C. That library is […]

Read More
Sep 21st, 2020

Tarneshia Evans: Kids Identify with Me

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) is an evolving committee where different voices are heard.  Departmental representatives gather in a safe, neutral zone to address important topics related to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. The IDEA committee embraces a culture where all people are welcomed, valued and appreciated. This is part of a series of […]

Read More