A Colorado native and a product of the United States Air Force, I have lived in 11 different states and taught in all kinds of school settings. The last 6 of my 28 years of teaching have been at Sparkman Middle School teaching physical science. I have degree in Chemistry from Colorado State University after which I worked for the State of Wyoming as a forensic chemist. Most of my career was spent teaching high school chemistry, biology and math, but I love the challenges and rewards the middle school setting offers.
I have been married for 35 years and have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. One of my daughters is a professional here in Huntsville, the other is a math teacher in Arkansas and my son, who has followed in his father's footsteps, is an Air Force officer.
Recently, the highlight of my teaching experience has been the GreenPowerUSA program. Project based learning is the most fun for both students and teachers, and building and racing this electric car is the best.
Barbara Reed - 8th Grade Physical Science, NJHS Advisor
Sparkman Middle School