Star Staff

Elaine Bushnell

My name is Elaine Bushnell and I am the Reading Specialist at Barbers Hill Elementary South. This is my 12th year in Barbers Hill and my 30th year of teaching –Wow! Where did the time go?

My favorite part of your job is making a difference in the lives of children both through educating and mentoring them. There’s nothing more rewarding than having my students experience that “light bulb” moment, or come back to me and tell me thanks for being there for them.

My hometown is Baytown, TX. I graduated from Ross S. Sterling and I have an Undergraduate Degree in Elemenetary Education/Reading from UHCL. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and I have a Master of Education Exceptionality Education- Diagnostician from University of St. Thomas.

My hobbies are celebrating with family and friends as often as possible, attending my kid’s sporting events, and reading, of course. And my newest hobby will be enjoying our new grandson, Stephen, who was born January 26, 2018!

I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Rickey, for 28 years. We have two awesome children, Adam, a Junior at Schreiner University in Kerrville, and Alexis, a Senior here at Barbers Hill. I am also “bonus” Mom to Tamesha, our grandson Stephen’s Mom. We also have a Yorkie, Mia, who runs the house. I am also a lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Church in McNair, TX.

It has been a true blessing being an Eagle and working in the best place in the world! The tradition of excellence is evident both on my campus and throughout our district.