Mrs. Miranda Barrier was more than simply a teacher or coworker. She was an example, leader, and friend to many. After moving from Tuscaloosa,
leaving all her friends, students, and colleagues, Mrs. Barrier felt that
she needed a quick way to become a member of the Bob Jones family.
Along with her dedication to her 10th grade English classes, she impacted several other areas of Bob Jones High School. She coached the basketball cheerleading squad for 2 years (2008-2009 & 2009-2010) and was the Beta Club sponsor last year (2011-2012). She also served as one of the sponsors for SGA (2010-2012). Teachers has known her to be in her classroom well after 5:00pm grading, planning, and sweeping her classroom.
Here are what Mrs. Barrier’s coworkers have to say about Mrs. Miranda Barrier’s character and influence.
“Miranda was such a remarkable woman, and everyone that knew her was touched by her in some way. She could never walk 10 feet without stopping to catch up with someone or simply asking how they were. She had such a benevolent heart, and she would do anything for anyone. Miranda will be greatly missed, and she will always hold a special place in my heart.”
-Mrs. Jennifer Voorhies
“Yes, she was my colleague, but more than that she was my friend. Our boys are the same age and all four of us were cursed with ADHD, so we had plenty to talk about. She was a wife, and a mother of three beautiful children, and one of the most loving, giving people I have ever had the privilege to call friend. To say that she will be missed does not begin to express the void in the lives of those of us who knew her and loved her. I still catch myself wanting to text her the latest news as life happens.”
–Mrs. Cindy Huskey
“Miranda didn’t know a stranger. She made everyone feel welcome in her presence. She was a dear friend who will always make me smile.”
– Amy Thaxton