Mrs. Barbara B Cotton

Science Teacher


Courses Taught:

Science 7, Science 8

B Cotton


After raising two children, I returned to school in 2006 to complete my undergraduate degree in Biology. I received my B.S. in Biology from Troy University in May of 2010. I continued my education and received my M.S. in Biological and Environmental Sciences from Troy University. I came to Banks School in fall of 2014 and concurrently pursued my Alternative Masters Degree in Secondary Education. I received my Alternative Masters Degree in Secondary Science Education in December of 2016.

I have seven years of experience as the 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Banks School. I am looking forward to my 8th year this fall at Banks.

I am married to the love of my life. I am a mother of two (a girl and a boy) and grandmother of five beautiful girls. 
I am originally for Asheville, N.C. and moved to Atlanta in 1996. I lived in Atlanta, Ga. for 11 years and moved to Troy in 2007. My husband and I live in Troy, Alabama with our cats, Thunder, Subie, and Mars.

I am a life-long learner and am living my dream as a science teacher. I love teaching students at this age! Watching students come to an understanding of science concepts brings me joy, especially when I see a student achieve the "Aha" moment. I encourage all of my students to become life-long learners and pursue their dreams. I am here to help them to achieve that goal. 

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