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 3rd 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 previously taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Physical Education throughout my 14 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 9 year-old son, Jake, and a 2 year-old daughter, Ellie, who keep us busy, too. Jake is in 3rd 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!

  • 3rd Grade Supply List 

    -3  composition notebooks (no spiral bound)

    - 4 three pronged folders with pockets

    - 1 pack of notebook paper

    - 1 Pencil Box/Pouch

    - 1 Pack of glue sticks

    -2 packs of pencils

    -1 pack black dry erase markers 

    -1 box of crayons 

    -1 pack markers

    -1 pair of scissors 

    -2 bottles of hand sanitizers 

    -1 box of tissues


    Mrs. Barnes' Wish List Items

    Ziploc Bags

    Cleaning Wipes

    Individually Wrapped Candy

    HP 63 Ink

    Cardstock (White or Colored)

    Colored Copy Paper


    Thank you, in advance, for anything you help to purchase for our classroom!

  • 3rd Grade Schedule


    8:25-8:50  Arrival

    9:55-9:10  Morning Meeting  

    9:10-9:40  Fundations 

    9:40-10:15  Whole Group Reading

    10:15-11:05  Small Group Reading

    11:10-11:40  Lunch

    11:45-12:10  Writing Workshop

    12:10-12:35  Science Whole Group

    12:35-1:55  Whole Group Math

    1:55-2:25  Micro Time

    2:30-3:00  Recess

    3:05-3:50  Enhancements   

    4:00  Dismissal


JCPS Announcements

  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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