About Christy Barton
Christy Barton graduated with her Bachelors degree in psychology from Western Michigan University in 2004. She began her career as a life skills coach for young adults with intellectual disabilities, assisting them in their homes and at their places of employment. In 2007, Christy took eight years off from the work force to stay home and raise her two sons, Lucas and Spencer, in their early years. She is originally from southwest Michigan, although moved to Tennessee in 2013 to enjoy the warmer weather. When her youngest child started kindergarten in 2015, she began working at Harpeth Middle School as a special education assistant in the life skills classroom. That is where she found her true calling. In 2017, she began working towards her Masters degree in special education with Grand Canyon University. In 2018, Christy took on the role as the 5th and 6th grade special education inclusion teacher. As an inclusion teacher, Christy co-teaches with regular education math and ELA teachers, providing additional support to students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) alongside their regular education peers. Christy's primary motivation is seeing each student's individual growth and working towards every child's independence in the school community an eventually society as a whole. Middle school is an important time in all children's lives and Christy is so excited to be a part of it!