Julie Barbee - PrincipalThank you for allowing me to introduce myself.
I moved to Midland when I was eight years old, just a few years ago! I attended Bethel as a student and later came back to Bethel as a teacher in 1999. I am vested in this community and take great pride in being a Midland native. Bethel is not only a home for me, but for my family. My husband and I both attended Bethel, as do our own children. So, my faith in this school is long-running!
My faith and pride in public education is also long-running. If you think about it, I’ve been in school my entire life – which is where I intend to stay! Instilling a love of learning in children as well as a belief in themselves, is my life’s mission. Children are amazing and can do anything! I consider it The Lord’s Blessing that he has allowed me to this opportunity. Thank you for sharing your children with me!
Assistant Principal of Instruction
Chaddrick Starr, MEdAssistant PrincipalIt is a great honor which I have been given to join the Bethel Family. I have been in education for 10 years serving in different capacities along the journey. I worked in Stanly County for 4 years as a teacher in multiple grades, in which time I served as an exceptional children’s teacher. I then went to Union County which gave me the opportunity for leadership in my school in the area of technology and instruction. I served the students of Union County as a teacher and an Elementary Lead for our Instructional Technology Facilitators at the county level.I am a proud graduate of an incredible education program from West Virginia State University. Here I graduated Cum Lauda with a Bachelor’s of Science in K-6 Elementary Education with a Reading endorsement in December 2007. After this I went on to pursue my master’s degree from the internationally recognized Jones International University. I graduated Magna Cum Lauda with a Master’s in K-12 Leadership and Administration in November 2010.I do feel blessed for God to allow me to be joining such a great community and school. My wife and I have no kids at the moment, however, we do help take of a little guy named Parker who starts Kindergarten this year. Through my experiences and through my faith, I have developed a passion for the success of our students through engagement and empowerment, and hope to fulfill this passion throughout this school year. Go Bengals!