Taryn Weiss recently joined Pepple & Waggoner as an associate, advising public schools in special education and general school law representation matters. Her work in education law began in high school when she worked with a group of students and the school’s attorney to obtain breathalyzers for the school. Although it was not the most popular opinion amongst other students, it is part of what sparked her interest in education law. Ms. Weiss continued to learn more about education law from conversations with her father, who served as a school board member.
Ms. Weiss completed her undergraduate education at The Ohio State University where she graduated magna cum laude from the Scholars Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in only three years. During her undergraduate career, Ms. Weiss broadened her knowledge in education law by interning at a law firm specializing in education law.
Knowing very well the path she intended to take, Ms. Weiss attended and received her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Weiss earned a Certificate in Children Studies and worked as a Managing Editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. She tailored her law school education to classes and extra-curricular activities related to education law.
Outside of school, Ms. Weiss attended and has worked at YMCA Camp Fitch for over 15 years and continues to give back by participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge and jumping into Lake Erie in the depths of winter. She has also volunteered her time as a staff member with Camp PALS, which is a camp for individuals with Down Syndrome.
Before joining Pepple & Waggoner, Ms. Weiss served as the Columbus Foundation Coyle Special Education Fellow where she assisted individuals throughout the special education process. As the Coyle Fellow, Ms. Weiss attended over 100 meetings dealing with placement, annual reviews and everything in between.