2014 Master Teachers: Jennifer Barbee
"My name is Jennifer Barbee. I am extremely excited to have been chosen as a member of the 2014-2015 GPM Master Teacher cohort. I have been an elementary classroom teacher in North Carolina for the last thirteen years. My passion for children of all ages and love of education have allowed me to lead a wonderful life. When I’m not teaching formally, my best times are spent with family and friends. I can’t think of anything better than helping to inspire students to become their personal best.
Most recently, in May of 2013, I accepted a position as a Science Specialist for the Rowan-Salisbury school district and became director of the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium. In this capacity, I develop and implement programming for school-age students and the community each weekday.
The facility in which I work, Horizons Unlimited, is a STEM resource hub and field trip destination for approximately 20,000 students each year. Throughout the school year, I have the unique opportunity to share educational resources with not only students and teachers, but the community as well. As a GPM Master Teacher participant, my primary goal is to provide relevant instructional support materials for teachers of all grades in the focus areas of Earth Environmental and Space Sciences as they relate to the study of precipitation across the globe and the GPM mission."