Phone: 12083504190


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies Teaching Credential

Mrs. Michelle Barnes


 I am so excited to be your child’s first grade teacher this school year! Elementary school is the foundation of a child’s education and I believe if a child falls in love with school from the beginning, they will be a life-long learner.

About me: I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino. I continued to get my credential in early education. I taught Kindergarten for 8 years, then 2nd grade for 6 years with one ½ combo class. I was a mentor for new teachers and was on the educational leadership team. I taught at the same school for 14 years before moving to the beautiful state of Boise with my husband, two kids, and our two dogs. I am super excited to be back teaching first grade at Pepper Ridge.

I love getting to know my students and their families. Feel free to email or call me anytime. I feel that when we work as a team at school and at home, we give our kids the best opportunity at success.