Meet the Teacher

Welcome to our Classroom!
Leicester Elementary
Teacher:  Julie Barnwell
Teacher Assistant:  Amanda Morrison
Phone:  683-2341
     Voice Mailbox #209

Welcome to First Grade!!  We are so excited to have your child in our class!  We are looking forward to a very fun and exciting year together in 1st Grade!  We will all learn so much together and have a great time along the way!!  I feel very blessed to be a teacher.  It is such a joy to watch these children grow academically and socially throughout the year.  This is such a rewarding job, full of learning and new experiences everyday, not only for the children, but for us as well.  Mrs. Morrison and I want to help your child become excited about school and learning and prepare them for 2nd grade. We would like to share a little bit about ourselves with you. 
     My name is Julie Barnwell and I have been teaching at Leicester School for 22 years.  I taught a Kindergarten/1st grade combination class for 2 years, first grade for 16 years, and 4 years in Kindergarten.  I graduated from Appalachian State University in December 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology.  I have been living in Asheville for 23 years.  I have been married to my husband Chris for 22 years.  We are blessed with 2 beautiful children, Dylan, who is 17 years old and in 12th grade and Emily, who is 11 years old and is going into 6th grade.  I enjoy spending time with my family as much as I can, going to church with my family, and if there's a little time left, I love to scrapbook. 
     Amanda Morrison is my wonderful assistant!!  We are very lucky to have her in our classroom.  This is our third year working together.  She loves working with children and always wants to see every child succeed!  Mrs. Morrison has worked with almost every grade level in her 15 years at Leicester, but is very excited to be back in first grade.  She is married and has 2 children.  She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and camping.  She is a wonderful asset to our classroom.
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Mrs. Barnwell & Mrs. Morrison
Mrs. Barnwell & Mrs. Morrison
 Dylan & Emily at Dollywood