High School/Middle School English, Drama
Mrs. Linda Barber
I have a secondary lifetime license in English Education that includes a middle school endorsement. I did my undergraduate work at Huntington College, now known as Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, and hold a Masters of Education in secondary English from Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne.
Since August, 1994, I have been teaching English at the middle school level. I began teaching at Avilla Middle School in the East Noble School Corporation for ten years. I resigned my position with East Noble Schools and expected to be a stay-at-home mom. God had other plans as he led me back to Lakewood as a substitute teacher and then, in 1997, as a part-time teacher for four years. In 2001, I became a full-time teacher here at Lakewood, teaching 7th, 8th, and 10th grade language arts, as well as middle school drama. I am also the director of a drama club called Active Faith that meets after school for practice and performs in various chapels and special events during the year. I am also one of the directors of our annual school play.
I have attended Lakewood Park Baptist Church for over 21 years. I am married to Charlie, one of my best friends from college, and we have four children who all attend Lakewood. We are all heavily involved in music and drama areas in the church.
I love Lakewood because of the challenges set before me to grow spiritually, the support of both administration and the parent community, and the opportunity to see kids being stretched and prompted to become what God wants to make of them. In English, I love to see the hearts of students through their writing and various projects. In drama, I see immediate growth as the students take direction and apply it dramatically and spiritually. Though my life is extremely busy, it is also very rich as I see God work through all of the facets of being a teacher at Lakewood.