Welcome to Third Grade!
I would like to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Barber, please call me Jen when you see me. I have been teaching at Westlake Elementary School since 1996. I have taught all grades levels since I started, but primary is my passion and third grade is the heart of that passion. I believe that I have a unique opportunity to show kids that we are all learners, and I get to see their world open up to possibilities. What a blessing to be invited into that space!
My favorite people in the world are my family. My husband Keenan, is a pastor, and together we have three amazing children of our own. Our daughter Hadley is an 10th grader at Westlake High School, our middle son is KC and is in 7th grade at Colina Middle School, and our youngest, Micah is a 3rd grader here at Westlake. Together we love to spend time in our pool, playing soccer, or watching movies.
If I'm not prepping a lesson you will find me running, riding my tri-bike, or swimming!
My Mission: Everyone can learn! I believe that each child can do this with success! I try to encourage students to become lifelong learners and leaders in their school, home, and friendships. Education involves not only the areas of curriculum, but also character traits of integrity, responsibility, kindness, perseverance, and respect. It is my hope that all student will leave my room knowing their strengths and will share those strengths with others in positive and encouraging ways.