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B.S. Chemistry, Colorado State University

Mrs. Barby Reed

A Colorado native and a product of the United States Air Force, I have lived in 11 different states and taught in all kinds of school settings.  The last 9 of my 31 years of teaching have been at Sparkman Middle School teaching physical science. I have degree in Chemistry from Colorado State University after which I worked for the State of Wyoming as a forensic chemist.  Most of my career was spent teaching high school chemistry, biology and math, but I love the challenges and rewards the middle school setting offers.

I have been married for 38 years and have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  One of my daughters is a professional here in Huntsville, the other is a math teacher for Johns Hopkins University, and my son has followed in his father's footsteps and is an Air Force officer.

I love to lead students in project based and hands on learning opportunities.  This year I am looking forward to facilitating as many laboratory activities as possible.  I believe that science should be fun as well as challenging!