Phone: (914) 295-5729


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Political Science MAT in Secondary Social Studies Education MED in Special Education Cross-Categorical MSE in School Building Leadership Social Studies Grades 5-8 Social Studies Grades 9-12 Special Education: Social Studies 5-8 Special Education: Social Studies 9-12 Special Education: Generalist 5-8 School Building Leader

Ms. Jessica Barney

Ms. Barney has been working in the Ardsley School District for 17 years. Currently, she is the Special Educator within the Emotional Support Program (ESP) at the middle school. This year, she is teaching 6th Grade Social Studies and 8th Grade Science. In addition to teaching, Ms. Barney is also the advisor to the Student Council at the middle school. 


Location: Room 207


Ms. Barney's Schedule:

Period 1: ESP Study Skills (Room 207)

Period 5: 8th Grade Science with Mrs. Joseph (Room 216)

Period 7: ESP Study Skills (Room 207)

Period 8: 6th Grade Social Studies (LAB)

Period 9: ESP Study Skills (Room 207)



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    by John Knowles Year Published: 1959 Naturalism
    A tale of private school, tragedy, World War II and the coming of age of a young male.
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    by Caroline B. Cooney Year Published: 2007 Science Fiction
    Winner of a National Science Teachers Association recommendation, main character, Mitty Blake, has to tackle a dreaded report on an infectious disease for school; however, his research catapults him right into the middle of an FBI investigation.
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  •  Holes Louis Sachar


    by Louis Sachar Year Published: 1998 Realistic Fiction
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  •  Rules by Cynthia Lord


    by Cynthia Lord Year Published: 2013 Realistic Fiction
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  • The One and Only Ivan

    by K.A. Applegate Year Published: 2012 Realistic Fiction
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