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MRS. Barney

lhhs | 11TH and 12th GRADE math
from: denver, colorado

 

"My students inspire me to adapt my teaching to reach all learners."

 

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM

I was born in Denver, CO, spent many years on the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota and graduated from the Cleveland, OH area.

I MOVED TO LAKE HAVASU BECAUSE

I was attracted to Arizona because my mom's family lives in Arizona. When researching places to live in Arizona, I was drawn to LHC because of the beautiful lake and abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.

YEARS TEACHING!

I have been teaching for 10 years. (9 years at Havasupai and 1 year at Lake Havasu High School)

PERSONAL INTERESTS AND/OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

- Completed the Citizen's Police Academy
- Assistant Volunteer Girls Tennis Coach
- Working to start a preschool aged STEM enrichment organization
- Co-Sponsoring Soroptimist Club at the High School next year

I WAS INSPIRED TO BE A TEACHER BECAUSE

I was inspired to become a teacher after watching the impact teachers' made on the life of my cousin with Autism. I want to help all of my students reach their true potential.


 
 

Dream classroom item:
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator

My dream classroom would have enough graphing calculators for all of my students! Algebra 3-4 involves numerous complex calculators and graphs. These calculations are made much easier through the use of graphing calculators. The price of these calculators put ownership out of reach for my families. To help level the playing field, we have some calculators the students may borrow during class. However, we do not have enough for every student to borrow a calculator.