Joli Barker

Kindergarten Teacher

Joli Barker Bio

I have been teaching for 25 years, but this is my first year teaching Kindergarten, and I couldn’t be more excited or honored! It is my ambition to create a love of school and a thirst for learning, but even more important, a sense of self-worth and confidence within each child. I graduated from McKinney High School in 1992 and love that I get to contribute to what I believe is the most stellar educational opportunities MISD provides! I have two amazing sons, Nicolas (23) and Jaden (19).

Nick works at Texas Instruments and Jaden is serving our country in the US Army!  Their father passed away in 2006 from cancer, but his legacy lives on in them. When I am not teaching or cheering on my sons, I enjoy photography, writing, reading, and playing pool or riding with my fiancé, Tony, on our motorcycle. I feel so blessed to be a teacher and truly believe that it is my divine calling and life’s purpose. I am excited about this upcoming school year because I believe that some of my greatest teachers are on my roster this year!