Hello, my name is Barbara Ralston and I am your new EC Resource Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. I am very excited to begin teaching at Atkins High School. I am new to North Carolina just moving a year ago from Kissimmee, Florida. I taught there for ten years in special education at the middle school level. I am originally from Michigan and have taught in Michigan, Arizona, Florida and now in North Carolina. I have twenty years of teaching experience, most of it being in special education from the elementary to high school level. I have also been a substitute teacher, worked in the Life Insurance industry and many other jobs. I have been married to my husband, Phil for 36 years and have two grown sons, James and Marcus. I love to read, bake and swim. I haven’t traveled through much of the state yet but am looking forward to seeing the mountains and the ocean. I am looking forward to meeting my students and their parents and expecting a wonderful year.