Tyais Garrett teaches third grade at Tarawa Terrace Elementary School on base at Camp Lejeune.
A California native, Garrett has been involved in the education world for nearly 13 years.
Garrett earned her Bachelor's degree in Science in Business Administration at California State Dominguez Hills before working as a special education instructor.
She went on to earn a dual teaching credential in Special Education and Multiple Subject, Master of Science in Special Education from California Baptist University. She also recently finished her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
Garret now also consults for the Los Angeles County Office of Education with its very Special Arts Festival.
In her current role as a third grade teacher at Tarawa Terrace Elementary, Garrett said her passion for teaching is fueled by working with military children.