Ms. Barker

A Little Bit About the Teacher:

Hi, my name is Ms. Barker and I teach ELA. I attended FSU where I majored in English Education and minored in Child and Family Sciences. I worked for five summers at an overnight summer camp in a small town few people have ever heard of: Vernon, FL. Other than that I’ve spent most of my life in Jacksonville, attending local schools such as Loretto Elementary, Mandarin Middle, and Mandarin High. I’m an only child and my parents live in town. We have a tradition of watching Dancing with the Stars together, so I get to see them weekly.

When I’m not grading, I can be found running, hiking, watching T.V., ballroom dancing, or traveling. I have a bit of a Disney obsession–just come see my classroom–and partake in many of the Run Disney races, as well as enjoy the occasional trip to the parks.

We have a class mascot named Arturo Turtle. He’ll make some appearances throughout the year, along with his entourage of stuffed animal friends.

I can’t wait to spend this year learning and growing with you.


A few of my favorites:

Color: Turquoise

Animal: Sea turtle

Season: Autumn

Food: Italian and comfort (bring on the mac and cheese!)

Drink: Dr. Pepper & Starbucks

Store: Target and Amazon


About the Class:

For easy access, here is a copy of the 2017 – 2018 7th Grade ELA Syllabus which includes important information such as classroom expectations, daily supplies, and turn-in policies.

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