Michelle Barnett


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While I was raised in Dallas County, Alabama, I spent most of my adult life moving around the United States and the world as the spouse of an Air Force officer. I have traveled through most of the United States and to Mexico, Germany, the Czech Republic, China, South Korea, Okinawa, and Australia. I have worked in five states as a library media specialist. After my husband retired from the military in 2005, we chose to move back to “Sweet Home Alabama.” I have worked at Providence since its inception. I love seeing the joy of a student when they have found that “just right” book! I have two adult children, a son and a daughter. When not working, I enjoy reading, traveling, and being outdoors.


University of West Alabama: Educational Specialist in Library Media

University of Alabama: Master of Library and Information Studies

Sacramento State University: Continuing education

Louisiana State University - Shreveport: Continuing education coursework in Secondary English

Mississippi University for Women: Bachelor of Science in Library Science with a minor in Secondary English

International Baccalaureate Category One Training, Making PYP Happen, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

International Baccalaureate Category Three Training, Making the PYP Library the Hub of Learning, Charleston, South Carolina

International Baccalaureate Category Three Training, The Exhibition, Tampa, Florida


National Board Certified Teacher, Library Media
School Library-Media Specialist, Class A
Secondary English, Class B
Elementary-Secondary Library-Media, Class B




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