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Donna Barnes Staff Photo

I attended elementary, middle, and high school in Franklin County.  Afterwards, I was accepted into the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where I received my Bachelor's Degree.  Then, I attended South College to complete my teaching degree.  


I am excited to be in my second year of teaching at Sewanee Elementary School.  This is my 12th year teaching.  My first 10 years were at an elementary school in Knoxville, TN.  Iworked as a classroom teacher and intervention teacher with K-5 students.  Last year I had the experience of teaching third grade here at Sewanee Elementary.  I am currently teaching second grade for the 2017-2018 school year.


I am excited to be a part of the team here at Sewanee Elementary School.  I was born and raised in Franklin County.  After high school graduation, I attended college in Knoxville, TN.  This is where my teaching experience started.  I worked at an elementary school in Knoxville for 10 years.  In 2013, I married my husband at the cross in Sewanee.  He was also born and  raised in Franklin County.  In September 2015, we were blessed with the birth of our beautiful baby Bella.  We then decided it was time to move home, so we could raise our daughter surrounded by family.  This is what brought me to Sewanee.  I am excited to be in my second year here at Sewanee Elementary.  We will also be welcoming our second child at the end of September.