Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256-233-6620


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Psychology from Auburn University Masters in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) Extended Studies at UAH

Mrs. Joyce Barnes

Greetings AMS Community!  I feel privileged to be a part of the Athens Middle School staff.  Previously, I was employed with the Norfolk public schools in the state of Virginia, and Sparkman Middle School in Madison County.  I taught History and Life Science, and am presently teaching Physical Science, which I love!  I also have an extensive background in working with children / adolescents in the residential treatment and hospital setting.

I have lived many places due to my husband's military service as a US Navy Commander.  I have been married for 36 years and have 3 children - Kristin (34), Byron (28), and Austin (23).  I also have two adorable dachshunds named Calvin and Chloe.