Love in a Big World

Tamara Fyke is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for kids, families, and urban communities, and is the creator, author, and brand manager for Love In A Big World. In her early days, Tamara worked as a substitute teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She transitioned to leading community programs as well as in-school support services, program development, and research. Tamara received her master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and worked at Vanderbilt’s Center for Safe & Supportive Schools providing professional development, coaching, and consulting for principals and teachers for issues related to safety and climate.


Tamara is editor of Building People: Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Schools & Communities, a book published by Abingdon Press that brings 12 wide-ranging perspectives on SEL to educators, parents, and leaders.


Tamara’s specialties and focus areas within education include racial equality; educational technology; entrepreneurship; digital literacy; educational video games; research; school climate; curriculum design; applied developmental science; arts education; urban education; service learning; literature education; the development of caring learning communities; the professional development of educators; and learning in out of school contexts.


Tamara lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the proud mother of three adopted children.


Tamara Fyke Show Highlights:
  • Love in a Big World’s SEL Curriculum
  • Relationships with self and others
  • Ownership and power facing challenging circumstances
  • Risk and resiliency research
  • Stop being a control freak
  • Give yourself time to become who you need to be
  • Do I let my people know that I care?


“I wish schools were more like a home rather than an institution”

-Tamara Fyke

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