Phone: 919-553-0256, ext 2354

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Degrees and Certifications:

AA General Education BA Elementary Education

Mrs. Connie Barbour

Hello!  I am so glad to be here at Cooper Academy as the 5th grade math teacher. I am originally from Florida but have lived all over. My father served in US Army and we lived in Europe and all over the United States. I also joined the US Army after completing my AA degree and served for 6 years in Panama, Germany, Alabama, and Florida. 

 

My experience in education includes working as an administrative assistant at a community college, the NC Department of Public Instruction, and Neuse Charter School. I finally decided it was time to be in the classroom, so I served as a substitute teacher while completing my BA in Elementary Education through Western Governors University. 

 

When I have spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, doing creative and crafty things, and spending time with my family. 

 

My husband is a JoCo native and a former teacher at Smithfield Middle School and West Johnston High School. He is now a Career and Technical Education consultant with the NC Department of Public Instruction. My step-son is a teacher at Garner High School, and our daughter is a high school sophomore.  

  • Mrs. Barbour's Fifth Grade Schedule:

     

    8:30-8:55 Student Arrival / Health Screening / Check-in Procedures / Hand Cleaning
    8:55-9:15 Annoucements / Breakfast / Morning Meeting / Second Step (SEL)
    9:15-10:30 Instructional Block 1 (75 min) Math
    10:30-10:40 Restroom Break / Hand Cleaning
    10:40-11:15 Lunch (eat in classroom)
    11:15-11:20 Hand Sanitizer / Cleaning
    11:20-11:50 Recess
    11:50-11:55 Hand Sanitizer / Cleaning
    11:55-1:10 Instructional Block 2 (75 min) ELA
    1:15-2:30 Instructional Block 3 (75 min) ELA and/or Social Studies
    2:35-2:45 Restroom Break / Hand Cleaning
    2:45-3:30 Enhancements
    3:30-3:50 Pack Up / Dismissal
       

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