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 23rd 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, and Floyd County.  Along with teaching language arts, I also coach the Lady Canes varsity 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 (28) Malik (22), and Luke (10).  Luke is a fifth grader at Cartersville Elementary. We also have one beloved pet: our cat, Mandy, who is 17 years young. We moved to Cartersville four years ago, and I am honored to be a part of a community with such a rich tradition of excellence! 

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