Timothy Lutheran School’s HERO
This week, we are blessed to honor Becky Barnett as our Timothy Lutheran School Hero. She has been a part of the Timothy Lutheran School family in many capacities, and we benefit greatly from her knowledge and expertise of more than 40 years in her teaching career. In addition to holding titles of “Greatest Chiefs Fan,” “Concession Stand Guru” and “Recycling Queen,” Mrs. Barnett is the middle school math and science teacher at TLS.
Always willing to volunteer her time outside the classroom, Mrs. Barnett’s generous servant heart extends to the leadership teams of Timothy’s Coffee & Donut Ministry and Timmy Burger Red-Shirt Ministry.
Mrs. Barnett’s colleagues truly appreciate her. “I love her sense of humor; her loud, boisterous laugh; and her love for teaching. She is a joy to be around. Always.” “She is such an amazing part of our team.” “She is wonderful at explaining math and makes sure the students really understand it before moving on to the next concept.” “She works hard to prepare her students for future grades!”
Mrs. Barnett is known to give her students every chance possible to succeed. They recognize this as evidenced in these comments: “She is amazing at math. She knows everything about it.” “I love her laugh.” “She makes learning fun.”
As a principal, I appreciate that Mrs. Barnett is always ready to take on a challenge. She approaches new situations with a positive attitude, supporting her colleagues through just about anything. Fellow teachers commented that, “Becky is fearless. Even if she is approaching a new task, she always says, ‘We will figure it out.’” “Becky has been a ROCK STAR with this whole remote teaching/teaching online stuff during this health crisis. She sets up a video class every day and has been talking one-on-one with the kiddos. She is amazing, and this shows her love for our kids and for our Lord immensely.”
Mrs. Barnett has announced that she is stepping away as a teacher at TLS at the end of this school year. We are sad to see her leave and know that our TLS Family will not be the same without her. She fills our halls with laughter, ensures high levels of learning, keeps us updated on the latest Chiefs stats and frequently volunteers to support the many TLS activities. When I turn to scripture, this passage speaks to her nature: God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
Thank you, Mrs. Barnett, for your years of service, your generous heart and the gifts you have shared with us. May you be blessed in all your endeavors. You are a Timothy Hero!
In His Service,
Principal, Timothy Lutheran School