Welcome to GT!!!
    Name: Ashleigh Barefield
    Email Address:abarefield@effingham.k12.ga.us
    Family Photo 2017

    Welcome to GT at SEES! I am so excited about teaching your child and working with you this school year. I would like to begin by telling you a little about myself.   This will be my 22nd year teaching students.   I began teaching first grade in Rock Hill, South Carolina. My family then moved to the Columbia, South Carolina area where I taught one year of 4th grade and 5 years teaching third girade students.   A few years ago my husband Jonathan, my son Austin (who is now a senior at UGA), my son Clay (who is in 11th grade at SEHS), and I relocated to EffinghamCounty.   I was fortunate to be able to obtain a 3rd grade teaching position at Marlow Elementary and now am privileged to be teaching the Gifted Resource Classes at South Effingham Elementary.

                I received my teaching degree from Winthrop University majoring in Early Childhood Education.   Ten years ago I applied for and obtained National Board Certification in the field of Early Childhood Education. I then earned my Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on Instructional Technology.   Even with all of these accomplishments, my best and most valuable learning experiences has come from working in the classroom with my students and collaborating with my fellow teachers!

                My goal this year is to help your child to have the most successful year possible! This process requires us to be able to work together and communicate.   If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at abarefield@effingham.k12.ga.us or by calling the school at 728-3801.   I am looking forward to working with you and getting to know you and your child this school year!

Last Modified on August 2, 2019