• Tara Chandler


    Hello, and welcome to the Marlin Library!  This is my 7th year as a librarian and 14th year in the field of education.  This is my 4th year at Monteleone Jr. High, and I love being part of the Marlin family.  I am a proud product of St. Tammany Parish!

    I have a B.A. in English Education and a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with certification in Library Science.  In addition to teaching ELA and being a librarian, I also served as an instructional interventionist in St. Tammany Parish at various schools.  I have earned credit for many professional development opportunities during my 14 years of certification.  I was accepted into and completed graduate level institutes of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) and also traveled out-of-state to national conferences as a Teacher Consultant.

    Fun facts:  Mr. Monteleone was the superintendent when I graduated high school, and Mr. Folse was one of my high school assistant principals!

    I look forward to another fantastic year of being your child's librarian as we soar to success!  It is my goal to find your kids books that they love!  I often write grants to freshen up our library with new books.  Please feel free to check them out; any help is appreciated.  https://www.donorschoose.org/LibraryLMJ