Mrs. Tamara Carlisle

Mrs. Tamara Carlisle

Coordinator of Student Services

Ms. Carlisle was born at Myrtle Beach Airforce Base but spent all but the first few years of her life in Minnesota.  As a junior or senior in high school, she was given the opportunity to be a “hugger” at the Special Olympics.  She instantly knew she wanted to work with children with special needs. She received a music scholarship for her first two years of college at a private Lutheran College in Minnesota. Taking a year off turned into a 12-year career in corporate America. She finally did return and completed her BS degree and obtained her special ed teaching license in Emotional and Behavior Disorders from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota in 2000. Ms. Carlisle then went on to get her master’s in education from St. Mary’s University, Minnesota. She taught for six years in Minnesota before moving to New Mexico 13 years ago. She has lived in the East Mountains for ten years with her other half, Scott, who plays music as a solo, duet and with his band. Between the two of them, they have seven adult children, ten grandchildren and two horses. In her spare time, Ms. Carlisle has her own business making custom quilts and she is trying to learn how to garden at 7000 feet! She enjoys hearing Scott play his music out and about, hunting, fishing, their horses, reading and of course—she loves to quilt.  Prior to coming to be part of EVCA Ms. Carlisle was a special education teacher at Bernalillo High School for ten and a half years. She is thrilled to have finally found a place she can call home with EVCA.


Phone: 505-431-3822 ext. 142

Email: [email protected]

February 2024