Thank you for visiting our class webpage! I feel very fortunate to be a 3rd grade teacher at Minne Lusa for the 2017-2018 school year!
I graduated from Peru State College in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in the summer of 2011. I received that degree from Peru State as well.
This is my ninth year teaching at Minne Lusa. In addition to former third grade teaching experience, I've taught second grade and a 3/4 multi-grade classroom. I love working with the Minne Lusa students, parents, and community. I attended Omaha Public Schools as a child (Chandler View, Spring Lake, Saratoga, Norris Middle, and South High); therefore, I could not feel more honored and proud to work for OPS as a 3rd grade teacher.
You can expect the following from me:
High Expectations for all Learners - I firmly believe that our wildest dreams can come true with dedication and effort. All students can achieve greatness. Therefore, my expectations for every student are very high!
A Classroom Climate of Mutual Respect - Just as I expect my students to earn my respect, I expect to earn theirs.
Positivity- I strive to create a positive atmosphere in my classroom each and every day. I cannot expect my students to be positive about learning if I do not model the same level I expect from them. I promise to come to school each day genuinely motivated and enthusiastic about helping each child reach his or her goals.
FUN FACTS ABOUT MS. BARNETT
A big fan of Cracker Barrel
Shy at times
Has a big passion for Duke Basketball and the Chicago Cubs
Loves her chocolate lab, Moose
Entered the world with 11 fingers. Yes, eleven!