8th Grade Teachers

Mrs. Stacy Barbee

8 Falcon Mathematics
Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext.  7554

I am so excited to be a part of the Falcon team my first year here at Summit Lakes.  I spent the past year teaching middle school math in St. Louis, but had been at Campbell Middle School for 11 years prior to that.  Overall, this will be my 20th year in education.

I graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State).  While there, I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration and my Masters of Arts in Education.

I am married to another educator, Brad.  I have two sons. Braedan will be a second grader at Trailridge Elementary, and Kellen is four.  I spend the majority of my spare time hanging out with my family and friends.  I also enjoy walking/running, reading, and a variety of music.

I am looking forward to an amazing year with you!  I can't wait to get to know each one of you.  Working together, we're going to have a successful year!
  Mrs. Ruth Dale

8 Silver Mathematics
Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8696
I'm excited to return to 8-Silver for my 13th year of teaching at SLMS.  Before coming to SLMS, I taught math and science for grades 7 -12 for home school students at the Good Shepherd Academy.

I graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and General Science.  My certifications include Mathematics (Grades 5-12) and Science (Grades 5-9). After coming to SLMS, I received my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Webster University.  

I am married and have three children who have all been through SLMS and LSW.  We have also added a granddaughter and two grandsons to our family!  I enjoy traveling, reading, trying new recipes, spending time with my family and volunteering at church.  This summer we traveled to South Carolina.

I always look forward to a new school year, meeting the 8-Silver students and watching our students excel at all the activities Summit Lakes has to offer!  I can't wait to show you all my 360 Degree Classroom.  Bring your expo markers!

 Mrs. Carolyn Hooper

8 Blue Mathematics
Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8318

I am very enthusiastic to be teaching 8th grade Math at SLMS for the 16th year in a row.  I taught at PLMS for 2 years prior to helping open SLMS in the year 2000.  Before teaching in Lee's Summit, I taught 6th grade for 10 years in Grandview at Meadowmere School.  I began my career teaching middle school Mathematics at St. Regis Catholic School where I taught for 2 years.  This will be my 30th year teaching.  Wow, it doesn't seem like I should be that old.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a minor in Mathematics from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO.  I then went on to earn my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UCM.  

I have 2 children, Olivia and Garrett.  Garrett is a freshman at MU, and Olivia is senior at LSNHS.  I lost my husband in a tragic accident in 2009 so I pride myself in raising my 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a leapard gecko on my own.  I enjoy reading, swimming, gardening, and spending time with my family.  

I am extremely excited about the upcoming school year.  I look forward to getting to know my 8 blue students on a personal level.  
Mrs. Kali Cornell

8 Green Mathematics

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 7503

I am so excited to be a part of the 8 Green team.  This is my second year at SLMS! I am also the assistant cheer coach here at SLMS.

I graduated from the University of Central Missouri.  While there, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a minor in Middle School Mathematics. Before college, I attended all of my school years in the Lee's Summit School District. 

I am married and have 1 cute dog, Rosco!  I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love to travel when I have the opportunity. 

I am looking forward to an awesome year here at SLMS!  I can't wait to get to know you all personally. This year we are going to have so much fun!