Welcome to History! My name is Jon Barnhart and I am teaching History for grades 5 through 12 here at Richey Schools, and I am the Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. I look forward to another great year with all of you and hope that this year will be full of learning.
About Me: I was raised in a small agricultural town in the Shields Valley which is between Livingston and White Sulphur Springs. I spent my high school and college years in Bozeman where I graduated from Montana State University. I majored in history education and also received a degree in coaching, I also have a k-12 P.E. endorsement. I am a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Science Association certified to teach kick boxing fitness through Human Kinetics and a Certified Olympic Lifts Weight Coach through Athletes Acceleration. I am married with a daughter that is turning 11 this October. In my spare time, I like to hunt, fish, camp, play basketball and softball, and spend time with my family.
About Class: I am looking forward to working with all of the students in each class. I feel that it is important that each student have strong reading, writing, and speaking skills. Each class will have assignments that help teach students these skills. I am committed to helping every student succeed. However, I will not lower the bar to make students feel better. I expect every student to be prompt, respectful, and to work to the best of their ability. If you have questions please feel free to contact me, the best way to reach me is by email or calling the school during school hours my extension is 227.