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Mr. Stephen "Chris" Barnett


I am originally from the Western North Carolina mountains and have spent almost 20 years working for the NC Public School System. I have spent 10 years in Middle School, 8 years in High School, and 2 in Elementary.  Math and Career/Technical Education are my specialities, but I also spent time as a Healthful Living teacher.  I love to see students who have a heart for STEM and a love for learning. I love the outdoors including camping, fishing, and sometimes hunting.  I love to cook and trying out new recipes as well.  I'm a big sports fan and I love going to college football games in the fall.  I love the Tar Heels, Carolina Panthers, and I’m becoming a fan of Hockey and the Carolina Hurricanes.  I have been married for 15 years to my wife Denise, who is an ESL teacher in Wake County.  We have a dog named Lucy.  We love spending time in the mountains or the beach.  I'm happy to be serving the students and community of Innovation Academy!! Go Pioneers!