Meet the Teacher
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.