I was born in Arkansas to two very precious parents and have lived here my whole life. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. We grew up at the south end of Hoxie. I began school at Hoxie Elementary with Lida Tinker as my kindergarten teacher. I attended Hoxie until I graduated in 1995. I went to college at Williams Baptist College and graduated with a BSE in Early Childhood Education.
I married Jonathan Barnhill 19 years ago and we have two wonderful children who attend Hoxie School. Anna is in the 9th grade and Jakob is in the 6th grade. We live in Annieville with a few dogs and a cat. When I am not at work, I enjoy reading and spending time with my mom and family. My kids keep me very busy though, so there is not much idle time.
This is my 17th year of teaching. I have been in 3rd grade for 15 years of it. I love third grade because there is still so much innocence left, but they are beginning to be independent people.