Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Master of Arts in Teaching
Welcome! Ms. Barkley is a double graduate from James Madison University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Teaching for Secondary English. She has been a teacher at River Bend since 2015. When Ms. Barkley is not teaching, she loves to run and play with her dog Lily. Since 2018, Ms. Barkley and Ms. Kardon have co-taught in an open concept classroom. This essentially means they have more opportunities for personalized instruction in order to better meet the needs of each student. Ms. Kardon’'s web page can be found under the staff tab on the River Bend website. Although things are starting off a bit differently this year, they are both very excited for a fantastic school year.