Lacey Barnhurst

Lacey Barnhurst

Lacey Barnhurst is an elementary school teacher who joined Tennessee Connections Academy in 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Utah Valley University. Ms. Barnhurst has enjoyed the friendly community and effective curriculum at the school. She shares her story below:

“I decided to become an educator when I was serving on a mission for my church. Someone pointed out to me that I worked well with children. I realized it was true—I often talk to children more easily than I can talk to peers or adults!

At Tennessee Connections Academy, I am more connected with individual students because of the necessity to be in touch with them to ensure success in the program. Tennessee Connections Academy stretches them and challenges them in unique ways. The content is challenging, and students learn responsibility, technology skills, and time management skills. I also love the strength of the team and how much everyone helps each other. Everyone is personable and kind! You have all the necessary tools to be successful!”

Tennessee Connections Academy stretches [students] and challenges them in unique ways. The content is challenging, and students learn responsibility, technology skills, and time management skills.
— Ms. Barnhurst