Welcome to Memorial 9th Grade Academy. My name is John Barth and I am the department head for the Social Studies department. This is my eighth year of teaching at the 9th grade center and ten years teaching overall. I received my Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. I also have a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, TX, and I am currently pursuing my doctorate in educational leadership from Liberty University. I also served in the Army during Desert Storm. I am also a member of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society and the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
I teach World Geography, the AVID Elective class and Advance Placement Human Geography. I believe and expect high expectations from all of my students. Every student has the ability to accomplish and attain his or her goals through hard work and study.