Mrs. Lindsay Barnes, Director of Choirs, Burnett JH
Lindsay Barnes is thrilled to join the ranks as the Burnett Buccaneer Director of Choirs. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Mrs. Barnes brings a tangible passion and dynamic presence to the classroom.
For the last five years, Mrs. Barnes has been teaching private music lessons to more than 20 students out of her home. With nine years of experience in choral directing spanning 6th-12th grade, her most recent professional position was as the Head Choral Director at Evans Middle School in McKinney ISD. Under Mrs. Barnes’ direction, the choir program flourished at 300 students strong, receiving consecutive sweepstakes ratings at UIL and superior ratings at numerous contests and festivals.
With musical excellence as the primary focus, Mrs. Barnes’ choirs are also a haven of community for her students. She says, “Building relationships with my students is at the forefront of my teaching doctrine, and capturing their hearts is a sure way to create the pathway for learning and growth.”
Mrs. Barnes is an active member of the Texas Choral Directors Association and the Texas Music Educators Association. Originally from Wausau, Wisconsin, Mrs. Barnes has discovered that Texas is where she was meant to be. Mrs. Barnes and her husband lead an exciting life keeping up with their three young sons. When she does have a rare spare moment, you’ll find her exercising her creativity further by redecorating a room in her home, cooking, or hunting for the next great deal.