Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts from Lynchburg College Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis in Literacy from George Mason University
My name is Chantel Blackwell and I have been teaching at Barrett Elementary for 18 years. I have always known I wanted to be a teacher and I enjoy sharing my passion for reading, writing, and learning with my kindergarteners. I graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and have a Master’s Degree in Literacy from George Mason University. I grew up on a dairy farm in Western Massachusetts, but have called Virginia my home for the past 18 years. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running and competing in local races and trying new recipes. I am looking forward to a great year in kindergarten.