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 Middle School Counselor of the Year 2018 Intern Supervisor of the Year 2018

Mrs. Cari Barnes

I am so excited to begin my ninth year as a school counselor and my fifth 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 your student, I will always advocate for your child! 

At school, I fulfill the following roles: Attendance Team member, AVID counselor, Behavior Intervention Team member, Counseling Department Chair, Drug Prevention Specialist, Leadership Team Member, Resource Coordinator, and Testing Coordinator. I also supervise counseling interns each year and have four incredible interns joining my team this coming school year. 

Outside of school, I have many interests, first and foremost my family. My husband and I are the proud parents of a 16 year old daughter and a 14 year old son, both of our children are in high school now! We also have two rambunxious dogs, a German Shepherd and a Corgi puppy. We spent the summer camping, traveling, floating the river, and training our new puppy. 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. I may be slightly obsessed with Wonder Woman too...



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