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Mrs. Barnes

I have had the privilege of teaching at Desert Mountain for the past 16 years.  I spent my first two years here teaching 5th grade before moving up to 6th grade.  I now have the joy of focusing my instruction on Language Arts & Science. 

Growing up, my father was in the Army, so we traveled around the states alot.  I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for 30 years and we have 2 wonderful sons.  Early in our marriage, my husband served in the Air Force and we were stationed in Washington D.C.  While we were there, I was a corporate travel agent -- which allowed us the opportunity to travel.  Eventually we moved our family to Phoenix, and I attended ASU West and graduated with a Bachelor in Elementary Education.  

I'm a bit of a sci-fi junkie and in my spare time, I enjoy reading, online gaming, and gardening.  My backyard looks a bit like a jungle and our 5 dogs really enjoy prowling around the green landscape.

I'm looking forward to an adventurous year and hope to inspire my students with a love a learning.