Degrees and Certifications:
Masters Degree in School Counseling Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Certifications: EC-4 General Education EC-12 Special Education EC-12 School Counseling
Mrs. Tara Meraz
My name is Tara Meraz and I am the School Counselor here at Carleston Elementary! I am so excited to be here and looking forward to another incredible year! This will be my 18th year in Education. Before I was a Counselor I was a Teacher. I taught Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, Resource, and 1st Grade. I have also served as an In-Home and Parent Trainer for families of children with Autism. I am passionate about helping all children reach their full potential not only academically but also personally, socially, and emotionally.
This year I will provide mental health resources for parents, students. I will help build resiliency skills by teaching lessons on Self Awareness, Self Managment, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. I will provide our students with the necessary social skills and give them opportunities to practice those skills in a safe enviornment.
I have many resources available to parents as well. Here are a few of the different things I am able to help you with:
- School Supplies
- Hygiene Products
- Counseling and Psychiatric Resources
- Community Resources
- Parent Education
- And much, much, more!