Tyler Tarver, Ed.S.


Tyler comes to OBU at NLC from an administrative position with the Bauxite School District, where he has served since 2012. His extensive portfolio of responsibilities included leadership for curriculum, instruction, federal programs, communications, technology, and personnel. He has also served as a facilitator for teachers and was a principal of a 6-12th grade school.

Tyler holds an undergraduate degree in history and political science from Arkansas Tech and a Master of Arts in Teaching from UCA.  He also completed a graduate certificate program in educational leadership at ASU and is currently enrolled part-time in a doctoral program at UA-Fayetteville. Tyler has also taught secondary math in the Beebe School District.  A certified Google trainer and graduate of Apple Academy, he speaks at conferences and leads professional development workshops on effective uses of technology in teaching. He also produces content for YouTube channels with hundreds of instructional videos and has accumulated over 10 millions views assisting students with their learning across the world. He also does freelance photography, videography, podcasting, and has published three books to date.

Tyler loves Jesus, education, and people. He attends New Life Church at the Saline County campus and is on the leadership team with his wife, Amanda. Tyler and Amanda they have three children; Titus (7), Ezra (5), and Finnick (1).


  • Ed.S, 2017– University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR) 

    • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership

  • PSDL, 2017 - Univeristy of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)

    • District Level Administration

  • MSE, 2010 –  Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)

    • Educational Leadership

  • MAT, 2008 – University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)

    • Master of Arts in Teaching

  • B.A., 2007 – Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR)

    • Major: History // Minor: Political Science