Barnes Joins OFTC Adult Ed Team

Hancock County native, Bonita Barnes, joined Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Adult Education Program as an instructor Monday, May 1.

“We are excited to have Mrs. Bonita Barnes on our team,” shared Jennifer Todd, Adult Education Coordinator. “Her energy, enthusiasm, and desire to help build up the community will hopefully refuel the citizens to a new level of hope and motivation to take advantage of the free services offered by Oconee Fall Line Technical College.”

“Bonita brings with her a wealth of knowledge and partnerships that we believe will continue to strengthen collaborative relationships to create a better tomorrow for the families in Hancock and Warren counties,” she added.

Barnes began her education at Southwest Elementary School in Hancock County.   She continued at Georgia Military College\High School Prep and graduated in 1997.  After graduation, she attended Georgia Military College with the desire to become an educator and eventually graduated from Kendall College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

She and her husband, Ricky Barnes, Sr. are blessed to have two loving children, Destinee and Ricky Barnes Jr. She enjoys spending time with family, going to church, shopping, traveling, cooking and talking on the phone with her mother.

Barnes started her working career with the Hancock County School system where she’s held many positions during her sixteen years of employment. While serving the children and families in Hancock County, she has created many relationships and lifelong partners.

“My love of the people has grown and it brightens my day to assist and bond with great people,” Barnes said. “In the midst of my career God saw fit for me to transition, so I am geared up and ready to service the people.  Oconee Fall Line Technical College is my new home and I look forward to many years and a relationship of a lifetime!”

For more info about OFTC’s Adult Ed Program,  visit,

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Bonita Barnes recently joined OFTC’s Adult Ed team as an Instructor at the Hancock County Center.