Mrs. Cari Barnes

Phone: 208-855-4241


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Boise State University Master's of Science in School Counseling Northwest Nazarene University Education Specialist, Building Leadership Northwest Nazarene University Licensed Professional Counselor

Mrs. Cari Barnes

I am so excited to begin my eighth year as a school counselor and my fourth year at Meridian Middle School. I love working with students individually, in groups, and in the classroom setting. I am here to support your student's social, behavioral, and academic needs. My first priority is to serve as your student's advocate in whatever capacity necessary. 

Outside of school, I have many interests, first and foremost my family. My husband and I are the proud parents of a 15 year old daughter and a 13 year old son, our three year old German Shepherd is the final member of our family.  We spent a great deal of time camping and traveling this summer. I love to read, cook, garden, and complete projects around the house. I am a BIG Pittsburgh Steelers fan and I love to watch football on the weekends. 

Working at Meridian Middle School is a surreal experience for me, I spent three years here as a student many, many years ago. I have always been proud of my years spent as a Chief and I am excited to be a part of this amazing school. 


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