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Mrs. Jennifer Barnett
Nice to meet you! I'm Mrs. Barnett, and I'm excited to be teaching 4th grade ELA this year!
Even though I used to teach my stuffed animals when I was a kid, I never knew that I wanted to be a teacher. At Wake Forest University, I studied Communication & Journalism, and had the opportunity to intern and freelance for several different magazines both during and after college. I was convinced I was going to become a magazine editor! But after my own kids started school, I realized that the classroom was calling me, so I earned my teaching certificate, and eventually went on to earn my Master of Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. I'm certified to teach K-12 Literacy and Language Arts.
I came to Wiley last year after spending most of my teaching career at the high school level. Going from teaching graduating seniors to teaching 3rd graders was quite a change!
I'm a 6th generation North Carolinian and a 2nd generation Chapel Hill native. I have an active family of 4 humans and one 4-pawed girl. I love to travel, exercise, cook, read, and create.