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Shayla Barnes' Profile


Shayla Barnes

School Counselor

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Contact Info:


Work Phone:

918-253-3535 ext.225

Conference Times:


About Me

Educational History:

I am a Jay High School Graduate of 1997!  I continued on with my education at Northeastern State University, graduating with an Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree in 2001. In 2004 I went to William Wood University, graduating with a degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Master’s in Education) and an endorsement from Southeast Missouri State University in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages.  Lastly, I completed my School Counseling degree in the Fall of 2017 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Northeastern State University

Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instructin from William Woods University

Endorsement in TESOL from Southeast Missouri University

School Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University



Current Position:

I am so excited to begin this year as the Upper Elementary’s School Counselor.   I am eager to meet the students and be able to work with them in Classroom Guidance, Small Group sessions, and individual sessions.  I will have office hours daily until 11:00.  I do have some duties that will take me out of the office, but then I will do Classroom Guidance (among other things) for 4th and 5th grades during their block times.  I am so excited to have this opportunity and to learn and grow with the 4th and 5th grade classes. 

Previous Position:

Kindergarten Teacher at Jay Lower Elementary from August 2009 to 2018.

Kindergarten Teacher at Noel Elementary School, Noel, MO from 2001-2009.

Family Information:

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a total of 5 children. My children all attend Jay Public schools, GO BULLDOGS!  My children keep me busy with softball, basketball, track, band, and dance. Our life is never dull, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.  

Personal Information:

My family is my world!  We love to spend time going to KC Chiefs games, having cookouts, swimming, hiking, and taking vacations together.  I love to travel, my favorite destinations are tropical; but I will go anywhere.