Phone: 573-842-2100


Degrees and Certifications:

Associate in Arts from Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, IL Bachelor of Science with Honors in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ms. Tamara Caraker

Welcome to 2nd Grade!


Hello!  My name is Tamara Caraker, and I would like to welcome you and your child to the 2020-21 school year!  This will be my 18th year in education, and my 5th year in the Waynesville R-VI school district.  This will be my first year teaching 2nd grade, and I am absolutely so excited for this new adventure in my career!  I have previously taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades, most recently having taught 3rd grade here at East Elementary!  

I have one awesome son, Charlie, who is a sound engineer and lives in Nashville, TN.  I love poodles and have a 13-year-old chocolate-colored, toy poodle named Max who is extremely spoiled. I have a brother and his family who live in Columbia.  I reside near the Lake of the Ozarks along with my wonderful mother.

I look forward to working very closely with you to ensure your child has the best 2nd grade school year possible.