Tara Welty, editor-in-chief of Scholastic’s Teacher Resources Division, has emerged as a superstar at Scholastic. Welty first rose to prominence within Scholastic as editor-in-chief of ART magazine, the leading art title in the K-12 world. She re-launched the print and digital editions of the magazine as a unique resource that introduces students to the world's great painters, sculptors, installation artists, photographers, cartoonists, and videographers. Her influence, notably in the area of promoting video and interactive online activities as teaching tools, has had a major effect on the way art is taught.
In June 2012, Welty took on the added responsibility of leading Instructor magazine, the oldest and largest publication for teachers. She redesigned and revitalized the content, raising its profile in the K-12 world with award-winning and provocative pieces on how teachers can better help their students learn, including in-depth coverage of issues such as dyslexia and ADHD. In fall 2015, she rebranded Instructor as Scholastic Teacher, the name change reflecting how today’s teachers see themselves.
In June 2015, Welty became editor-in-chief of the Teacher Resources publishing group, which includes the largest imprint currently publishing books for teachers, as well as the highly successful e-commerce platform Scholastic Printables, from which tens of thousands of digital-only subscribers are able to access exciting, relevant resources for the classroom.
Welty is renowned among Scholastic’s 10,000 employees for her energy, thoughtfulness, and creativity—a media executive who truly makes a difference to the 3 million teachers and 56 million students she serves.