Barton Staff Highlights

Barton Staff Highlights

Welcome to the Barton Staff Highlights page!  Even though we cannot be together in school yet, we still want you to know that we are here for you and we want you to get to know us!  Keep checking each week to find your favorite teachers and staff from Clara Barton!



Ms. Straface PictureHi Barton Families!! My name is Miss Straface and I am a kindergarten teacher here at Barton! I teach in room 308 and love my nuggets so much!! My favorite things to do outside of school include spending time with my family and friends, going on vacations, especially the beach, and watching TV and relaxing! I have a crazy cat named Marshall, (some of you have seen during class) and I LOVE BABY YODA (AKA Grogu)!  I am so excited to continue this year getting to know and learning with all of you <3



Mrs. Staffin PictureHi to all our Barton Families!!! Mrs. Staffin here to say HELLO!!! I miss each and every one of you. I can’t wait until we can see one another in person!!! This is a picture of my Family, Mr.Staffin and Gabrielle. I also have 2 dogs Zoey and Brody. I love to spend my free time with my family and friends. We also enjoy playing and watching soccer after school and on the weekends. I hope to see you all soon! XOXO



Mr. SmithHello!  My name is Mr. Smith and I am the Assistant Principal at Clara Barton.  I love reading, spending time with my family, and watching football on TV.  My wife and I have two amazing cats named Benny and Franklin (Yes, named after the scientist!) that we love to play with.  I cannot wait to be able to see everyone in person soon!



Mrs. StaffHi! My name is Mrs. Staff. I have been a teacher at Barton for almost 19 years.  I am married and have two wonderful kids, Connor and Katie. We just adopted a super cute kitten named Fizzy:) I enjoy spending a lot of time with my family. We love to be outdoors as much as possible. This is going to be a great school year. I am so excited to see my beautiful 2nd graders everyday!!



Ms. LockwoodHello Barton Cubs!  My name is Ms. Ericka and I am a paraprofessional (1:1). I love what I do!  I am a mother of one.  I have a three-year old son.  I love to travel, cook, clean, and shop!  I am SUPER excited to see my Barton Cubs this fall.  You all are truly missed!




Ms. DavidHello!  My name is Ms. David and I am a classroom assistant in room 111.  I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the movies, and out to eat.  Shopping is my favorite thing to do in stores and online.  Outside of work and my hobbies I am pursuing my BA degree in Early Childhood Education. I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe, and I hope to see you all soon!



""Hello Everyone!  My name is Ms. Bishop.  I am a one-to-one in room 111.  My hobbies include cooking, spending time with my family, and shopping.  I look forward to seeing everyone back in the building soon.



Mrs. MannersHi Barton Cubs!  My name is Mrs. Manners and I am the speech therapist.  I love to read, travel, play board games and spend time with my husband, Ian, and our three children, Jane, Duncan and Sara. I also love animals and have 1 dog, 1 guinea pig and 2 turtles. I can’t wait to try some of the new virtual games I found!



Ms. GilmoreHi Barton Friends and Families! My name is Ms. Gilmore and I teach First Grade in Room 201.  I love to read, watch sports, and spend time with my friends and family (especially my older sister who’s my best friend:)! I have a cat named Sunnie (who’s annoying but lovable). I can’t wait to laugh and learn together this year!



""Hello Barton Families! My name is Mrs. Palermo or the kids tend to call me Mrs. P. I teach kindergarten in room B-7. I am new to the Barton team but have been teaching in the school district for many years. I am married to Mark and have two girls – Juliette and Emma. We have a small dog named AngeI that we adopted a couple of years ago. I love to spend time with my family and friends and I also love to TEACH. I can’t wait to work with you and get to know you all.



""Hello Barton Families!  My name is Mrs. Foley.  I am the Social Studies Specialist teacher at Barton.  I’ve been teaching at Barton for 19 years!!  I love reading books and poems to your children and watching their eyes light up with joy and wonder.



""Greetings! My name is Mrs. Lorentson and I am an ELL teacher here at Barton. Teaching reading is my passion! My family includes my husband, a two year old boy (Ryan), a dog (Curtis)  and in July we welcomed a baby girl (Hailey)!



Mrs. ClearyHello Barton Families! My name is Mrs. Cleary and I teach Kindergarten in B-8! This is my 18th year teaching! I am married to my husband Tom and we have 4 children, Colin, Ava, Mckenna and Frankie! I also have a dog named Leo! I love to read and go to the beach!



Mrs. RooneyHI! My name is Ms. Rooney. I am a Learning Support teacher in room 107. I love to read, spend time with my family and travel to new places. My family includes my husband Hugh and my two daughters Abby and Lizzie. We have a crazy dog named Cali. I look forward to returning to our school soon!



Ms. ErikaHi Barton Cubs! My name is Ms. Erika and I teach kindergarten in room 109. I enjoy reading, exploring the city, and spending time with my family, friends, and STUDENTS!! I also have a dog, Athena, and a cat, Simon, whom I adore. I’m so excited to start a new school year with all of you!



Ms. SimmonsHello Everyone, I am a Paraprofessional (Teaching Assistant) here at Clara Barton Elementary School. I am the parent of one daughter who is currently in her senior year of college. I really enjoy working around and helping the students at Barton. I look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall. Stay safe and stay healthy!



Mrs. AdelmanHi Barton Families! My name is Mrs. Adelman and I am so excited to be a part of the Barton Family! I am a second grade teacher in Room 302. Second grade is my favorite grade. I have a husband Jason and two amazing daughters, Danyelle and Haley! I love to read, go to the beach, and spend time with my family. I can’t wait to get to know all of you!



Mrs. MelendezHello! I am Mrs. Melendez and I am the Math Lead here at Barton. I am SO lucky to work with the most amazing students and best teachers. My family includes my supportive husband and beautiful daughter, Anastasia. I love spending time with my family and friends, shopping and going to the gym.



Mrs. Moseley-NixonHello My fellow Barton Cubs.  I am Mrs. Mosely-Nixon and I am Secretary here at Barton. I am glad to be a part of the Feltonville / Juanita community.  My own children too attended Barton.  I am married with 6 sons, who I adore.  You couldn’t have picked a better school to begin your education.  WELCOME ??



Mrs. LouvarisHello Barton Cubs! My name is Mrs. Louvaris and I am the School Based Teacher Lead here at Barton. I am also a former student who attended Barton for 2nd-5th grade!  I’m very fortunate to work with all the students and support the teachers.  My family includes my husband, my awesome son and my beautiful daughter! In my spare time I love to read, cook and go for long walks.



Mrs. AkermanHello Barton Families! My name is Ms. Akerman. I am the School Counselor. I have a beautiful daughter and a fur baby named Pooch! I love the beach, movies, and eating out! I miss seeing all the Barton students in person!!