COE grad tapped as top teacher in Rocket City

November 18, 2016


Barbara HolbrookBarbara Holbrook, a 1979 graduate of the College of Education’s Elementary Education program, has been named Elementary School Teacher of the Year for 2016-17 in the Huntsville City School system. Holbrook is presently a second grade teacher at Jones Valley Elementary.

“I graduated from Auburn in 1979 with a BS in Elementary Education,” she said. “I was fortunate to complete my student teaching in the Canary Islands, in Spain.  After graduation I received my Master’s in Elementary Education from Alabama A&M in Huntsville, and I’ve been in the Huntsville system now for 35 years!”

In addition to her teaching duties, Holbrook is also a tutor at the Boys and Girls Club in Huntsville.

“I loved my time at Auburn, and am proud to say that my son is currently a sophomore at Auburn. War Eagle!”

Congratulations, Barbara!