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About Barbara Barkman

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I am excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year, my first year at Holmes Elementary. Prior to teaching at Holmes, I have taught at Emerson, Kerr, and Eisenhower Elementary schools. Teaching has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember! I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. After working for a few years, I rediscovered my passion for education. I  was fortunate to be able to go back to school, and I received my Masters in Special Education at the University of Phoenix.  I have an ESL Endorsement.

I am originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Arizona to attend ASU and never went back! I live in Mesa with my husband and two children. My daughter Heather recently graduated from NAU, and my son Austin recently joined the Marines. I look forward to continuing my work with the exceptional students at Holmes!