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Teacher Bio


I am Barbara J. Elam, and I am excited to be working with your child this year. This is my 18th year as a 5th grade teacher.  I previously taught in Lexington City and Guilford County school systems. I began my career in education as a volunteer briefly, before becoming a Teacher's Assistant.  I served as a TA for one year, before moving lateral entry as a classroom teacher. I live in Lexington with my husband. Together, we have four grown sons and a granddaughter and a grandson.



Bachelors in Business Administration from High Point University

Elementary Education Certification from NC A & T State University

Masters in Adult Education and Training from University of Phoenix


License Areas

Elementary Education (K-6)

Business and Information Technology Education (6-12)

Computer Education


2017-2018 LDES Teacher of the Year

Recipient of the Superintendent’s Elite Educator of Excellence Award

Teacher Advisory Council