Satanta High School in Satanta, KS
Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Edcation,1999
I am currently teaching 6th Grade Math, Pre-Algebra 8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Business Math. I sponsor National Honor Society, Math Relays, and the Class of 2021.
I student taught at Felten Middle School and Thomas Moore Prep-Marian in Hays, Kansas, during the Fall of 1999. I then covered for my teacher at TMP while she was on maternity leave in January-February 2000. Caldwell became my first official teaching job in March 2000. I have coached high school volleyball and middle school volleyball in the past. I am a member of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
In 2018, I was nominated from our district to be Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY). I became part of KTOY Team G and visited ten Kansas school districts throughout January – May 2018. I also hosted Team G on Kansas Day and they fell in love with our district and community. The KTOY visits were the best teaching experience of my career. I am currently implementing several ideas I gained from my visits. In July 2018, I was trained as a resilience coach and studied trauma-informed schools. Caldwell was recently named as a Gemini II school by the Kansas State Department of Education. I will be serving on the district’s redesign team as part of this project.
I am married to David Barnes, a Caldwell alum. He is employed at KanOkla. We were married in 2006 and have two cats, Bo and Ted. We love to go on road trips!! Our favorite places are Colorado and Yellowstone National Park.