Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education NBCT K-12 Reading Certification AIG Certification

Ms. Katie Barnes

I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade at Oakview Elementary and look forward to a great year!

I am a North Carolina native - I was raised in New Bern, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, and then moved to Wake County to begin my teaching career. My experience as an educator includes 15 years as a classroom teacher in 3rd and 4th grades and several additional years serving as a literacy specialist.  I enjoy supporting students as they explore their passions, strive to reach their goals, develop as life-long learners, and establish a growth mindset.

When I am not teaching, I love to spend my time with my husband, Stu, and our three daughters, Sloane (13), Ashley (11), and Ellis (9). I also enjoy being with friends, reading, watching movies, shopping online, exercising, and yoga.

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