Laura Beth Barnes teaches Upper School English and a Dual Enrollment English class for Calhoun in the Academy Upper School. She is also an 8th grade homeroom teacher. Mrs. Barnes grew up in Madison and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, English, and History from Auburn University and her Master’s in Secondary English Language Arts from the University of Alabama. She has many years of teaching experience at Liberty Middle School in Madison and as adjunct English instructor for Calhoun University. She also served as Secondary English Education University Supervisor at the University of Alabama Huntsville in 2015-16. Laura Beth and her husband, Clint, have two children – Sam and Lucy. She loves spending time with family and friends, exercising, snow skiing, drinking coffee, and walking her pug, Cleo. She and Clint teach Sunday School at Rivertree Church. Her favorite Bible verses are Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Timothy 1:7, and Philippians 4:6.