Degrees and Certifications:
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!