Tanya Barrymore is a 7th grade English language arts teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School. She is thrilled to rejoin Newton-Conover City Schools. Previously, she worked in the healthcare field, where most recently her duties included managing the day to day operations of a large family practice. She also served as a training coordinator and enjoyed assisting the physicians and mid-level providers. Although Mrs. Barrymore enjoyed all aspects of the medical field, her passion was training (teaching) both employees and patients.
In 2014, her passion led her to Conover School, where she worked as a teacher assistant for grades 3-6 and high school. Her experience working with the students at Conover School was life changing and compelled her to pursue her Master of Arts in Teaching from Lenoir-Rhyne University. After completing her student teaching at NCMS, she graduated in May 2016.
Mrs. Barrymore was awarded Middle School Student Teacher of the Year by Lenoir- Rhyne University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ashford University and an Associate in Applied Science in Healthcare Management Technology from Catawba Valley Community College. Experience working as a supervisor for many years fuels her passion for helping students develop 21st century skills and teaching students the skills necessary to succeed in work, life, and citizenship specifically problem solving, communication, and leadership.
Mrs. Barrymore loves to read, cook, spend time with her family, and all things softball. Nine months out of the year, she supports and cheers on her husband (coach) and two youngest daughters, ages eight and nine, on the softball field.