Mrs. Lesa  W  Barnett                      

  • Educational Consultant       
  • Parent Advocate                            
  • Motivational Speaker
  • EDS Curriculum and Instruction
  • MED Special Education/General Education
  • BS Mental Health and Human Services 

"My desire is to see your child succeed.  My strength is uniting the efforts of all those involved so we are all cheering your child on and providing every available support.  I can help you understand the process and  be an anchor for you both."

Lesa Barnett, The Founder Of Anchor Education Services Corporation,

Is A Special Educator

With Over 30 Years Of Experience In The Area Of Special Education.

I am first and foremost a wife and mom of three beautiful children each that have navigated the school system and post secondary options. I love the community in which I live and seek to serve others that may need support in their child's educational endeavors that are reasonable and affordable. I have been on both sides of the table during an Individual Education meeting as an educator and a parent, neither is an easy position. I have always strived to create a positive working team to meet the child's needs.

I have enjoyed providing children with the Least Restrictive Environment, behavioral support, speech and language support, occupational support, and advocating for my students and parents to obtain the skills needed for home, school and the community. I enjoy identifying and implementing research based strategies to address a child’s weaknesses to establish the foundation they need for future endeavors.

I am a firm believer in working with the whole child evaluating academic, social, adaptive, and behavioral strengths and weaknesses for successful learning experiences. I have supported parents and other educators with insight into behavioral concerns and ways to be more positive when dealing with individual challenges.

My emphasis is to help children reach their maximum potential in the areas of academics, communication, social, adaptive, play, leisure and work related skills needed for a firm foundation to ANCHOR their future!

I am not a lawyer, we have just spent years creating great IEP team building relationships to benefit a Child's learning process. Let us help bridge the gap from school to home.

 Honors and Awards

Matt Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Forsyth County Elementary Teacher of the Year

Colleges Attended and Degrees

  • Georgia State University (BS in Mental Health and HumanServices)
  • University of North Georgia (MED in Special Education)  
  • Piedmont College and State University (ED.S Curriculum and Instruction)

Educational Positions Held

 Mild, Moderate Intellectually Disabilities Educator Grades  7-9

Mild,Moderate, and Severe Intellectually Disabilities  Educator Grades 6-8

PreK/Developmentally Disabled Kindergarten Educator  Ages 3-6

Mild, and Moderate Intellectually Disabilities Educator  Grades K-5 

Learning Disabilities Educator Grades 3-8  

Medically Fragile Disabilities Educator Grades Pre-K-5

  Autism Spectrum Disorders Educator Grades 9-12

Autism Spectrum Disorders Educator Grades K-5

Professional Organizations

Georgia Association of Educators

        Counsel for Exceptional Childrenldren


Early Childhood Education P-5
Special Education Adapted Curriculum P-12
Special Education General Curriculum P-12
Special Education Language Arts P-5
Special Education Math Cognitive Level P-5
Special Education Reading Cognitive Level P-5
Special Education Science Cognitive Level P-5
Special Education Social Sciences Cognitive Level P-8
Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction

          Educational Experiences
  • Curriculum design for students with Intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders Grades Pre-school thru twelveth grade.  
  • Action Research Paper " The Inclusionary Classroom."
  • Presented at Georgia Autism Conference, Better All Together Workshop, Georgia Middle School Conference.
  • County Representative for Assistive Technology
  • School Improvement Team Representative
  • Forsyth County Special Education Focused Choice Group Leader 
  • Georgia Alternative Assessments Grades K-12
  • Special Education Curriculum Counsel Representative
  • Forsyth County Special Olympics Coordinator for seven years
  • Local School Advisory Committee Teacher Representative
  • Statewide participant in Project WINS/Winning Team for Students with Disabilities
  • Forsyth County's First ever Community/Vocational based Instructional Program Developer.
  • Established a peer mentoring/tutoring program for Intellectually Disabled and  Autism Spectrum Disorders Programs
  • New teacher Mentor in the field of Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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