2nd Grade

Meet our faculty.


We believe our purpose is to instill a love of learning in all students.  We provide our students with the foundational skills needed for their future. We hope to inspire students to be great thinkers and curious about the world around them. We strive to teach our second graders to be good citizens who are kind and compassionate.


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Lunch Times

Barnes 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Hendrix 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Hewette 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM


9:00 - 9:45 AM Daily

Kellie Barnes

Kellie Barnes
Kellie Barnes

I have been a teacher for 21 years. I have taught preK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Fourth Grade.  I have two children. Casey is twenty years old and attends Brenau University. Her major is nursing.  Garrison is a proud member of Mill Creek High School and is sixteen.  I have one cat and he is secretly my other child. I love my job and find teaching one of the most fulfilling professions. I have a degree in Early Childhood from Augusta State University and a Master's Degree from Piedmont College. I also earned a Gifted Endorsement last year.

Joleen Hendrix

Joleen Hendrix
Joleen Hendrix

I am a Gwinnett native- graduate of North Gwinnett High School.  I received both my undergraduate and master's degrees at North Georgia College and my education specialist degree from Piedmont College. My teaching career began at Beaver Ridge Elementary in Nocross, where I taught for 4 years, and I have been at Harmony Elementary for the past 9 years.  I am the wife of Blake Hendrix and "Aunt Jo" to the two of the most amazing boys I know- Ty & Evan.  When I am away from school, I enjoy live music, traveling, time with my family, and working on Mr. Hendrix' family farm in South Carolina.  For the past 2 years I have been the science and reading teacher for Fifth Grade.  I am excited for the learning ahead and looking forward to another great school year!

Amie Jo Hewette

Amie Jo Hewette
Amie Jo Hewette

I have always known that I would be a teacher. I enjoy children and working with others, so teaching school is a perfect fit for me.

I am a Gwinnett County “Kiddo”, and so honored to be an educator here, too. I attended W.C. Britt Elementary, Snellville Middle, and graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 1989. Then I happily attended Georgia Southern University. I graduated with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education with an emphasis in Language Arts and Social Studies. Later, I earned my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College.
I have taught in various schools districts (South Georgia, Texas, and Gwinnett County) and grade levels ranging from K-8. I have learned so much from every situation and have developed a strong philosophy of education, “Creativity and Motivation Equals Learning”.

In 2003, I had the honor to become engaged at school with a former fifth grade class as witnesses. My husband, Patrick, knew that teaching was my first love. I am happy to have this memory with a school connection. Later in our family life, we had two amazing children (Emli Jaye and Jett), and I took a break to enjoy their baby years. I missed teaching, so I came back to my passion. It was a great decision…and I am super excited about being a part of Harmony Elementary’s Family and Staff!

In closing, my interests are being with friends and family as often as possible. I love reading, traveling, watching football, and being with my husband and children. I personally think that busy times make memories.

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Barnes 2017 Barnes.K Second Grade Core
Hendrix 2017 Hendrix.A Second Grade Core
Hewette 2017 Hewette.A Second Grade Core