Sarah Barnes from Chocowinity Primary School in Beaufort County is the Teacher of the Week.
This is her 24th year as a teacher.
She is a 1990 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She also has an endorsement in Gifted Education from the University of Virginia.
Barnes taught in Hanover County, just outside Richmond, VA in Roanoke County previously. Most recently, she is in her second year in Beaufort County at Chocowinity Primary School. Her family relocated when her husband took a job at ECU. She has been married for 20 years. Barnes has two sons who are 14 and 10, as well as one yellow lab. She says her family enjoys being on the water and going to the beach.
The person who nominated Barnes wrote: “Working with children and helping them foster a lifelong love of learning just seems to come natural for Sarah. I believe that she deserves the title of Teacher of the Week because of her remarkable love of teaching and her dedication to providing all of her students with the tools they need to succeed.”