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Michelle Barnes


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1st Grade

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About Me

  • Lake Land College (1992)
  • Eastern Illinois University (1994)
  • TItle I Reading Cerificate at EIU (1997)
  • Reading Recovery Certificate (2000)
  • Rockford College-Masters (2005)



This is my 16th year teaching at Stewardson-Strasburg.  I live in Mattoon and travel every day to teach your child.  Over the years, I have taught many grade levels.  I have taught Reading Recovery to first graders, small group reading/math to the K-6 students, and Jr. High Reading and Math.  This is my first year teaching First Grade!
My husband, Rex, is a firefighter in Mattoon.  We have two children, Connor (14), he is a 8th grader at the Mattoon Middle School and Madison (9), she is a 4th grader at Riddle Elementary School.  We also have two cats, Twilight and Sox.
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Phone# 217-682-3621 ext 264 mbarnes@stew-stras.org Room 514