Ms. Tara Lochner

Phone: 919-359-2769 ext 4750


Degrees and Certifications:

BA-Middle Grades Education from North Carolina Central University

Ms. Tara Lochner

Hi Riverwood students and families! My name is Tara Lochner. This is my first year here at Riverwood Middle School and with Johnston County Public Schools. I transferred from the Wake County Public School System where I was employed since 2004 teaching in different capacities. I found my niche to be in Middle School and I have taught 7th grade mathematics the last four years.

I have a 16 year old daughter that is a rising Junior at Lessville Road High School in Raleigh. I am also a proud dog mom to a 5 pound 10 month old yorkipoo named Penelope. She definitely keeps me busy on my free time. When I am not out walking or playing with her, my hobbies include going to the movies, shopping, and scrapbooking. I am a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan and love to talk football during the season. 

I am overjoyed to be a part of the Riverwood family and I look forward to sharing an exhilarating school year with you all!

Classroom Supplies

4 one-subject spiral notebooks (one for each quarter) or you may use only 1 five-subject for the whole year

pencils, pencils, and pencils

glue sticks

dry erase markers

*calculators, scissors, rulers and any other esssential math materials are provided for use throughout the year

Wish List

glue sticks

dry erase markers

hand sanitizer

clorox wipes


paper towels

individually wrapped candy


  • 8:00-8:05 Homeroom

    8:15-8:55 Block 1-Planning

    8:58-9:38 Block 2-Planning

    9:41-10:41 Block 3-Core 1 Math 7

    10:44-11:44 Block 4-Core 2 Math 7

    11:47-1:25 Block 5 & 6-Core 3 Math 7PLUS and Lunch 

    1:28-2:28 Block 7-Core 4 Math 7PLUS

    2:31-3:10 Block 8-AIR

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