Kathy Lowrie-Barraza: Blue Heron Teacher (3rd/4th grade)

It is with much excitement that I join Springwater School this fall, 2016!  After working 18 years in the Canby School District, I decided to make a change and join you all this coming year.  Over my career I have taught grades 3, 4, and 5.  These last 6 years I have been teaching in a dual language program (English/Spanish), teaching the English half of a fourth grade class.  I am passionate about the work that I do, and believe that there is no career more important.

On a personal level, I am a wife, and the mother of two boys.  I love hiking, camping and really all things outdoors.  My husband and I usually spend our summers in Honduras, where he is from.  One of my main goals in life is to be bilingual.  I am still working on this, but I believe I am getting close!

I look forward to meeting you all and engaging in the great adventure called education!

ing many integrated science and social studies units that encourage students to observe, question, collaborate, and to make connections with their world. I believe that students learn best when they are active participants in (and out of) the classroom, and I strive to help each student find the tools they need to be successful.