Degrees and Certifications:
MA Elementary Education, Marian University BA Event Management, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Mrs. Amanda Barnes
I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year! This is my 8th year teaching and my third year at Black Mountain. I am so thankful and blessed to call BMES my home!
I started my teaching career in Indiana where I was an elementary reading interventionist for one year before moving to the classroom. I taught 2nd and 3rd grades while in Indiana and then made the choice to take some time off to raise our two kids. In 2016, we made our home in Arizona and two years later, I went back to the classroom. Since being back, I taught 4th grade and 3rd grade for one year each and am so happy to be back in 2nd grade for the second year in a row - specifically here at Black Mountain! BMES holds such a special place in my heart and I am thankful to be here!
I was born and raised in Indiana and I have an incredible husband of 11 years and we have 2 beautiful children who will be in 4th and 2nd grade. We are an active family and both kids are involved in sports. If we're not at the hockey rink or dance studio, you can usually find us on the golf course! We also have three dogs and love to travel!
I am looking forward to this school year and all the learning and growing we will do!