Hello! I'm Heidi Barnhouse, and I'm the Gifted and Talented Specialist here at Hickman. I've been teaching for twenty-two years-- this being my nineteenth year with CPS. I taught my first two years at Mexico Public Schools, and then one year at Park Hill in Kansas City. This is my fourteenth year in gifted education. I taught freshman English for eight years, and yearbook for ten as well. I was at West Middle School, formerly West Jr. High, for eighteen years, and this is my first year at Hickman. I'm excited to be a Kewpie! The EEE program here at Hickman provides courses and programs including: Internship, AP Capstone TM, EEE Resource, Freshman Advisory, ACT/SAT & other college preparation assistance, dual enrollment, Hickman Interact, Ethics Bowl, and Scholar Bowl. All of this magic takes place in room 249 where you will find my hardworking and fun-loving students as well as our classroom rabbit (and EEE mascot), Buster. Please stop by to discuss your college plans, check out resources for scholarships and college entrance exams, discuss scheduling questions, or help with AP courses and time management.
On a personal note, I grew up in Columbia, so I was a student of CPS. I attended Fairview and RBE, as well as Jeff Jr. & RBHS. I love this town! My husband and I own Barnhouse's Crazy Music Store, located in Columbia on the Business Loop, and we like to pursue our own music as well. I have one son who is twenty-four and lives in Kansas City working in real estate. Although there is never enough spare time, what I do have I love to spend with family, friends, my animals, and landscaping and gardening on our little country plot in Cooper County.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to set up a meeting for academic guidance in any regard. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone extension is: 573-214-3000 (43716). I look forward to seeing you in room 249 at HHS!