Tari was a physical education teacher and a head coach for multiple sports for 36 years. She developed and taught an Outdoor Adventure course at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Tari is a National Board Certified Teacher and a National Adapted Certified Physical Educator (CAPE). She was the Central District Teacher of the Year 2013 and President of the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Tari currently serves on the Central District SHAPE America Leadership Council.