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Mrs. Kasey Barnes

Hello! I am Kasey Barnes. I grew up in Gaston County and graduated from Ashbrook High School. I am also a graduate of Meredith College and Duke University Medical Center.

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology.

Upon moving back to Gastonia in 2008, I decided to become a Substitute Teacher at Robinson Elementary. This lead me to a full time Teacher Assistant position at Woodhill Elementary.

I was a TA for Kindergarten for 3 years and Second grade for a year. I was honored to join the Hawks Nest STEAM Academy staff when it opened last year. I love technology and love that I am able to share that passion with our students!

I have been married to Wesley for 23 years and have 3 children. My son, Kenric and daughter, Taylor both attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh. My youngest daughter, Brooke attends Forestview High School. We love college football! Go Pack!