Dear Barrett Elementary Family,
Hello! My name is Karen Walthall and I’m so excited about our year that we will share at BES!
My journey to Barrett Elementary followed a long, winding path. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a Marketing/Business degree in 1981. From that time, until I began teaching 4th-Grade at Newport in 1999, I had a wide array of professions. Initially, I worked as a manager for Foley’s and Macy’s, then stayed home with my first child while working out of my home – first, running a home daycare and then, developing a computer database. Following those jobs, I worked as a secretary, accountant, and book keeper – all while raising my 3 children.
After teaching, (and loving it!) for 10 years at NES, I moved to Barrett Elementary eight years ago. I love the staff and students at BES! Our teachers work incredibly hard to reach each and every child, while our students are engaged and excited to learn.
Today, I truly believe that my “long winding path” has led me to a life and job that I love. You see, I get to touch the future by reaching the children of tomorrow – your children! My yearlong goal is to provide your son or daughter with a loving, fun environment filled with the joys of learning. When that happens, our time together will truly be a “success!”
J Karen Walthall