Angela joins Plato High School to teach American & World History, Government and Leadership Classes. She will also be coaching Lady Eagle volleyball and basketball as well as becoming the Student Council sponsor. Mrs. Barton received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University, a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Missouri State University and a Masters in Education/Activity and Athletic Administration from Southwest Baptist University. She grew up in West Plains where a majority of her extended family still resides.
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan
Angela has been a coach for over 25 years at all levels of play. She was a college volleyball player and track and field athlete at the collegiate level. Most recently Barton coached volleyball and track at Licking High School, and prior to that, was at Reinhardt University where she received Coach of the Year honors her first year as a collegiate coach.
Angela and her husband Larry (LB) reside in Salem and own Scenic Rivers Taxidermy. They have five children and three grandchildren.