About Me

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Welcome!

My name is Kaitlin Barnes and I’m the teacher behind Books and Beyonce. I teach fifth grade reading and social studies in Houston, Texas, and I’m a Teach for America alumna. I absolutely love books, and I feel so lucky that I get paid to share my love of reading with students. In the education sphere, I’m interested in educational equity, social justice curriculum, diverse books, and project-based learning. Outside of school, I enjoy reading (duh!), shopping at Target and thrift stores, and spending time with my husband and dog.

For more of my adventures inside and outside of the classroom, follow me on Instagram: @booksandbeyonce

To see some of the resources I use in my classroom, follow me on TeachersPayTeachers: Kaitlin Barnes