Phone: 770-382-3666


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Grades Education: Shorter University Master's Degree in Middle Grades Education: University of West Georgia Gifted Endorsement

Mrs. Tara Grimes

Hello!  I am so excited to be a part of the Hurricane Family, and I look forward to being your teacher this year!  I am beginning my 21st year of teaching.  As a native of Rome, GA, I graduated from Model High School and attended Shorter University.  I have always had a passion for learning, and my goal is to instill that love into all of my students.  I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grades throughout my career.  I began my teaching career in Rome City Schools.  I also taught in Fayette County, Coweta County, Floyd County, and now I am beginning my new chapter in Cartersville City Schools.  Along with teaching language arts this year, I will also coach the middle school girls basketball team. 

I enjoy reading, swimming, and spending quality time with my family and friends. 

I am married to Dontay Grimes, and we have three children:  Diamond (26) Malik (20), and Luke (8).  We also have two beloved pets:  our cat, Mandy, who is 15 years old, and our sweet dog, Sheba, who is 16 years old.  We moved to Cartersville three years ago, and I honored to be a part of a community with such a rich tradition of excellence!