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Posted December 4, 2014

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Karin Tarter's Legacy Leaves APS Brighter

The district's graphic services manager is retiring after 14 years.

Karin Tarter is retiring from APS after more than fourteen years, but her legacy will not soon be forgotten.

Tarter has been with Graphic Services (previously Office Services) since 2000, and in that time she has helped develop and execute a strong brand presence for APS in the community.

"When I arrived at APS, I realized quickly that there was no continuity with all of the graphics and district messaging we distributed," said Tarter. "So, I just started doing the graphics myself."

Tarter, who has as Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Texas State Technical Institute, was originally hired to be the Supervisor of the Print Mail and Archives Department.

"The more graphics I did for departments and schools, the more others took notice," said Tarter. "Over the years, I was able to repurpose department positions from Office Services, and slowly, over time, create a top-notch graphics department."

In addition to the many great projects Tarter has worked on in her time at APS, Tarter is responsible for creating and trademarking the APS logo.

When asked if she was most proud of the logo, and the substantial legacy she will leave behind because of her work, Tarter said, "no, of course not. The most gratifying experiences I have had at APS will be the friendships I have made and knowing I have been able to help so many schools and departments with their needs."