Michelle Barnes

Hello My Name Is...

Michelle Barnes

Welcome to French Class!


I am honored to have the privilege of teaching your child. It is a charge I take seriously, and honor respectfully. As we begin this academic year I would like to introduce myself, as well as share some thoughts and information. 

My name is Michelle Barnes and I will be your child’s French teacher this year for at Mesa Middle School. I am excited to have been given this opportunity. 

I’d like to take this time to introduce myself.  I am originally from Canada and grew up speaking French. I studied French at l’Université de Nancy II in Nancy, France for two years and completed my studies at Oklahoma State University where I earned a degree in French Literature.  Over the years I have had different teaching opportunities and each experience has helped me grow as a teacher and understand the importance of quality education.  I taught at Eisenhower International School, a French and Spanish Immersion School in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 18 years, where I worked with students in grades 3-5.  I then taught at Holland Hall Preparatory School, a prestigious private school in Tulsa, OK. as the middle school French teacher, teaching students in grades 6-8.  Most recently, I have been an Instructional Coach and language immersion trainer for grades K-8.

I believe you are the expert when it comes to your child. You have already spent many years as the most important teacher in his/her life. The more we communicate, the better chance we’ll have of maximizing your child’s potential. 

The relationship I have with you and your child is important to me. Feel free to use the contact information below if you have questions, concerns and/or ideas.

Email: mbarnes1@dcsdk12.org

Phone:  (303) 387-4750


Michelle Barnes


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