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Welcome to the Team Fifth Grade website! Your one-stop shop for all things Fifth Grade!  Our Fifth Grade Team includes Mrs. Sydney Garrett, Ms. Mackenzie Birkey, & Ms. Terri Robertson.  We have combined our pages in hopes of making things easier for you!  We are beyond excited about the upcoming year, and look forward to making the 2021-2022 school year the best one yet!


To see all 5th grade procedures and expectations please visit this website

We will be happy to talk you to anytime, but the best time for us and your children will be during our planning period from 12:50-1:35 daily.   

School Phone: (270) 629-2300

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Ms. Robertson's Email:

Ms. Birkey's Email:






Ms. Birkey

Hello, all! My name is Mackenzie Birkey. I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade this year at North Jackson. This is my third year at NJE, and I am thrilled to be a part of such a welcoming school community.

I am originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I came to Western Kentucky University in 2014 to compete for their speech and debate team, and have stayed in Kentucky ever since! I graduated from WKU in December of 2018 with my bachelor's in Elementary Education. Beyond teaching, I am a very musical person, and love playing my piano both in and out of my classroom.

I can't wait for another amazing year in fifth grade!









Ms. Robertson

Hello!!! I am so excited to rejoin the 5th grade team this year for my seventh year at NJE. I am very blessed to be working in such an awesome school where we are one big family. 

I graduated from WKU with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I also have my master's degree in Teacher Leadership from University of the Cumberlands!

In my free time I love to bake, spend time with friends and family, and my puppies!

I am ready to start an amazing year! If you need to contact me feel free to send an e-mail or call during planning.


Phone: (270) 629-2300






Mrs. Garrett

      Hello!! My name is Sydney Beth Garrett. I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade here at North Jackson! This will make my sixth year here at NJE! This school year I will be teaching 5th grade reading and writing. I am so excited for this 2021-2022 school year! I already know this is going to be a spectacular year!!

Just a little bit about myself:

I am a proud Barren County Alumni. I attended Barren County schools all throughout elementary, and I graduated from BCHS in 2012. I went on to attend college at Western Kentucky University-Glasgow, where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2016.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping, and spending time outside. My husband, Jesse, and I have been married for a little over five years and have a sweet baby boy, Nolan!  We also have a sweet, speckled fur baby named Bo. 

I have dreamed of teaching for as long as I can remember! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of NJE! 

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