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Posted 2/17/21

The Stellar Employee for the Month of February is Suzanne Barnes.


Suzanne Barnes is the administrative School Secretary at Brown Barge Middle School. She has been with the district for ten years, and in her position for five and one-half years.  To be stellar means to be exceptionally good or outstanding; Suzanne Barnes is far beyond a Stellar Employee, and she is not only stellar every month, but every single day. In addition to being one of the most hard working members of Brown Barge Middle School, doing above and beyond her job description every day, her kindness, patience, accountability, and integrity are unwavering.  Suzanne Barnes manages the front office with grace and efficiency.


Suzanne survived multiple rounds of cancer treatments in the past, yet she still came to work with a smile on her face. Anyone who knows Suzanne or has interacted with her can attest to just how incredible she is.


Faculty members shared the following accolades about Suzanne Barnes:


“Mrs. Barnes is an absolute joy. Her constant smile and positive attitude brightens my day. Her work ethic is inspirational and she is someone that I can always depend on.”


“Ms. Suzanne Barnes is a consummate professional. She always greets others with a smile and a can-do attitude.”


“No matter what adversity she may be going through, Suzanne Barnes always performs her job with unforgettable grace and kindness. She is a great role model for young ladies, always looking at the bright side. She gives of herself completely and with general concern for all she comes in contact with. I am proud to work, know and love her.”


“Suzanne Barnes is always the rock in the storm. Since being hired by the district, when I have a question, I can think of no person more deserving of recognition than Ms. Barnes.”


“Ms. Barnes is   always incredibly helpful. There is literally nothing she can't do and she does it all with a smile.”


“It is astounding how Ms. Barnes stays on top of all she has to manage, all the while keeping a steady, gentle, and pleasant spirit! She's like a rock in the storm!”


“Suzanne Barnes brings peace and happiness wherever she is and to whoever she is with.  She approaches everything with grace and patience.”


Suzanne Barnes is stellar because of her excellent work ethic and dedication to the staff and students throughout the Escambia County School District.  She exemplifies the Pillars of “People” and “Service” and it is for these reasons, and so many others, that she has been selected as our Stellar Employee of the Month of February 2021.


She received a plaque, pin, and a check for $100 from Members First Credit Union.