My name is Mrs. Barber and I am extremely excited to be in my fourth year teaching 6th-grade at Harrison. Our grade level departmentalized so I get the honor of teaching reading and science!
I have been teaching for OPS since 1999 and have taught at two Middle Schools, two High Schools teaching Summer School, two Elementary Schools, Night School at the TAC building and Saturday School teaching ESL students.
I was a triple major in college and received my degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education and Early Childhood Education with a strong emphasis in Child Psychology. I graduated with the honor of Cum Laude from College of St. Mary in 1998. I have currently received my Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and majored in TLTE with a minor in math.
Before embarking in the field of Education, I was a medical/surgical assistant for a prominent Dermatologist in Omaha.
I am married and have 2 sons, Dyllon and Brandon who are 31and 35 years old. My oldest son teaches math for an OPS middle school and my youngest son is involved in Real Estate in Texas. I am very proud of my two wonderful guys!
I love animals and have 3 precious fur babies who are Coco the Doberman, Binx the Doberman, and Miggy the mini Dachshund.
I was currently selected to be a teacher board member to collaborate about science with WGBH/PBS which is funded by NASA. I’m beyond excited to be given this opportunity!