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Hi, my name is Michelle Barnett. This is my 30th year teaching and my fifteenth year teaching in Loudoun County Public Schools. I love working with English Learners and watching them develop their language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. I understand the process of learning another language as I learned to speak German while living abroad and my children are also bilingual.
I received two Master's Degrees from George Mason University, one in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in International Education ESOL and another in School Leadership. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. I am also a Goethe Institute Scholarship recipient. Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, I have taught in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, and Virginia. In Germany, I worked as an English Laboratory teacher for NATO for six years. In summer, I work to support the LCPS Newcomer Program at the high school level. It is especially rewarding as a language teacher when newcomers begin to feel comfortable expressing their thoughts aloud and in writing in English.
I have three children who graduated from Loudoun County Public Schools. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, visiting historic sites and traveling. l believe that the love of reading unlocks the doors to learning. I work to find the best methods for each student which are the key to helping them achieve their full potential.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can leave a message for me at the school office at 703-722-2780. Please allow 24 hours for me to return your email.