Phone: 919-588-4300 ext. 7253
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Elementary Education Reading Concentration (K-12) Physical & Health Education (K-12)
Mrs. Samantha Barnes
Hi! I am so excited to be part of the 2nd grade team at Micro Elementary! I am a product of Johnston County Public Schools. I attended Glendale-Kenly Elementary, North Johnston Middle, and North Johnston High School as a student. I graduated from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in Elementary Education with a K-12 Reading Concentration. I have worked in Johnston County Schools since 2004. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Physical Education throughout my 13 years as a teacher. I was also a Teacher Assistant for three years before I began teaching. I love working with children, and I cannot wait to work with your child to see what we can achieve this year!
A little bit about my family: My husband, Alan, teaches Physical Education and coaches Boys' Basketball and Boys' Track at Archer Lodge Middle School. We have a 8 year-old son, Jake, and a 1 year-old daughter, Ellie, who keep us busy, too. Jake is in 2nd Grade at Micro this year!
We attend Micro First Baptist Church. We enjoy going to the beach, spending time together, watching and playing sports, and I love shopping.
I look forward to meeting each of you, and working with you this year. Please let me know if I can ever do anything for your child or your family!
2nd Grade Supply List
5 Wide-Ruled Composition Books (red, blue, yellow, green, black—no wire please)
3 Plastic Folders with Prongs
1 One Inch Binder
2 Pack of Glue Sticks
2 Packs of #2 Pencils
1 Pack of Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
1 Pack of Highlighters
1 Pencil Pouch
Mrs. Barnes' Wish List Items
Individually Wrapped Candy
Items for our Treasure Chest
HP 63 Ink
Cardstock (White or Colored)
Colored Copy Paper
Thank you, in advance, for anything you help to purchase for our classroom!
2nd Grade Schedule
I will post a daily schedule once we have one set in place.
Students will attend virtually August 17 - September 4. On September 8, our face-to-face Track A students will begin classes in person. On September 11, our face-to-face Track B students will begin classes in person.
Mr. Parrish will be announcing updates and information as we have more details.
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.