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Ms.  Michele  Barnwell
ISS Coordinator/Reading Coach
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Northside High School, Warner Robins, Georgia

June 9, 1986 Co-Valedictorian

Honors Program graduate

The United States Air Force Academy Appointment


Macon College, Macon, Georgia

June 8, 1990 President's Scholar, Dean's Scholar

Honors Program graduate

Associate of Science, Business Education


Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia

December 6, 1995 Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science, Middle Grades Education

concentrations math and social studies


Highly Qualified Language Arts


Reading Specialist K-12






Tabor Middle School, Warner Robins, Georgia

art, 6th grade language arts and social studies, READ180 teacher, 8th grade language arts

Teacher of the Year 1999

team leader


Thomson Middle School, Centerville, Georgia

8th grade language arts

department chair


Feagin Mill Middle School, Warner Robins, Georgia

literacy coach, reading lab teacher, academic coach, 8th grade language arts, ISS Coordinator



Where I’m From


I’m from Newark, New Jersey, and

Dodge County, Georgia,

the RAFB hospital, and

Johns Road on the north side of town.


I’m from Northside’s JROTC,

Macon Jr.’s School of Business, and

Georgia College’s College of Education.


I’m from Alonzo Perkins and Dewey Brookins,

from Jacob Plagge and Fred Piceno.


I’m from lost loves Scott and Richard, and

lost pets Pokey and Lightnin’.


I’m from 100-yard dashes and softball throws,

tumbling routines and gymnastics injuries,

rec ball and church league.


...from Parkwood’s Talent Shows,

Lake Tobo’s Day Camp, and

Green Acres’ Vacation Bible School.


...from 50’s records to 80’s cassettes to Golden Oldies CDs.


...from Lane’s peaches, White Diamond barbecue, and Hardy Farms boiled peanuts.


...from freshly-laundered sheets, squeaky-clean dishes, and recently-vacuumed floors.


...from hard-working student to harder-working teacher,

...from overlooked wife to cherished mom, and

...from soul-searcher to “sheep” finder.


...from mistakes so great and privileges so undeserved

that they’ve both humbled and exalted me.


Treasured in drawers and boxes and chests are the relics

of my loved ones never met…

too soon departed…

growing too quickly…


I’m from a smidgeon of this and a tad of that,

from a heap of these and a mountain of those.


From ingredients continuously added, sifted, and removed.


Fashioned from these, I’m uniquely me.


~Michele Barnwell~