Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6th) and a concentration in music.

6th Grade ELA

Hi, I'm Ms. Stephens (Barnette), and welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We have some wonderful things planned in ELA this year! 

This is my fourth year teaching, and I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in May 2018! I recently got married last summer which is why my new name is in (parentheses)! ☺️ I am the oldest in my family, I have one sister who is attending college at Western Carolina University and one brother who is in 11th grade. I love animals, growing up around dogs all my life and now we have added cats into the mix. In my free time, I like to do anything with music. I was in the marching band during my high school and college career, and many different ensembles like concert band, clarinet studio, and pep band during my time at UNCP. I can play the clarinet, alto sax, and bari sax, but can play many other instruments if I pick them up! 

If you need to get in contact with me, the best way is to shoot me an email at or write a note in your child's agenda.


I'm so excited to work with these wonderful students and have an awesome year with them!