Meet Mr. Barnhardt

  • The Family

    Lake Trout

    I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade at Mendon Center Elementary! I have taught Kindergarten and First Grade in the past, and now I have the pleasure of team teaching with Mrs. Higgins! She will be teaching Math and I will be teaching Social Studies. This is a wonderful school filled with a knowledgeable and caring staff. I am thrilled to be your teacher and I know we will have an awesome school year! Here are some interesting facts about myself.

    • My wife and I have two children. Our oldest son is named Cameron and he is 4 years old. Our youngest son is named Austin and he is 2.
    • My wife and I were married in Hawaii! She is a teacher too!  
    • I spent four years in the Air Force after I graduated high school. I was in the 4th Special Operations Squadron located at Hurlburt Field in Florida. I was an enlisted aircrew member on the AC-130 Gunship.
    • I have traveled to many different places around the world including Italy, Germany, South Korea, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Hawaii, Guam, Australia and many others.
    • I received my bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego in Childhood Education and my Master's degree from Nazareth in Literacy Education.
    • I am a First Sergeant in the Air National Guard located at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. I have to report to drill one weekend per month and two weeks per year.
    • We also have a dog named Penny and we just rescued a cat who we named Edith Grace.

    Some of my favorite things to do are:

    • Go to the movies
    • Golf
    • Read
    • Fish
    • Spending time with family and friends