Saturday, January 13, 2018

Meet Our Ignite Speakers: Gay Barnes


Gay Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Education at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. She began her teaching career in 1987 and has loved every single minute of her work as an educator since that first day. Gay holds a master’s degree as well as an education specialist degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a doctorate in Literacy/Reading Education from Alabama A&M University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher as an Early Childhood Generalist. Currently, she is working on a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Walden University. In 2012 she was named Alabama’s Teacher of the Year and was selected as a National Teacher of the Year Finalist. Gay has learned much about the art of teaching from her colleagues and students both past and present. However, it is from the five children who call her mom that she has learned the importance of fiercely advocating for developmentally appropriate practices for our youngest learners.

Gay Barnes is ready to Be the One. How about you?

Join us on January 27th for the annual Alabama NBCT Network conference. You can register by clicking this link: goo.gl/4v6HWW


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