Jami Barnes

Phone: 919-359-6300


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Jami Barnes


My name is Jami Barnes.  My family and I have lived in Clayton for the past 17 years.  I have 3 children, 2 dogs and a horse named Captain!  My son Evan left ECU after 2 years to pursue his dream of serving our country as an US Infantrymen and is currently stationed at Fort Bragg.  My daughter Riley is a SENIOR ( oh my ) at CHS and has been riding hunter jumper for 10 years now.  My youngest daughter Emma will be a junior at CHS and plays on a travel soccer team.  

I have been teaching for 17 years,  11  of which have been in the Johnston County School System.  Six  years ago I left the county briefly to embark on a wonderful opportunity to become a Curriculum Coach as part of a grant for a low performing school in Wilson County.  Although it was a truly great experience from which I learned alot, I discovered that I missed the classroom!!  I returned to the classroom 3 years ago and could NOT be happier!!  Creating a classroom culture for learning and developing relationships with first graders is my true PASSION!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach at Riverwood Elementary School.



    Mrs. Barnes’ Supply List (2018-2019 school year)

    1 hard plastic 3 ring 1inch binder any color with clear plastic pouch on front cover


    plastic pencil box for school tools

    1 pair Fiskar blunt scissors

    1 one subject notebooks any color

    2 plain plastic pocket folders with out prongs

    4 packs of crayola crayons (24 count)

    2 packs  of #2 pencils preferably Ticonderoga

    20 glue sticks

    2 big pink erasers

    hand sanitizer

    gallon size zip top baggies GIRLS ONLY

    quart size zip top baggies BOYS ONLY

    headphones in a ziploc bag labeled  with child's name





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