Mrs. Tara Tashjian Maka'02 is IHA's director of guidance. A 2002 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy, Mrs. Maka earned a B.A. in sociology from Quinnipiac University and a master's degree in education and school counseling from Fordham University. The 2021-22 school year marks her 14th year as a guidance counselor, with experience in both public and private schools.
Mrs. Maka said she has a passion for helping her students and seeing them succeed. "Each student has such unique and wonderful talents," she said. "They are passionate and hard-working in their academics, activities, and athletics. They have much to offer to IHA and the greater community. I enjoy helping them to find what inspires them, encouraging them to fine-tune their strengths and improve in their weaker areas. I enjoy seeing them motivate and support one another."