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Ms. Karen Walthall, Principal

A little about me…I began my career in 1999 as a 4th-grade teacher working at Newport Elementary. I loved teaching! I spent 10 years in the classroom before moving to Barrett Elementary as an Assistant Principal. After 3 years in that position, I became the Principal.  2021-2022 will be my 10th year as Principal at Barrett Elementary School. On a personal note, I’ve lived in Crosby for almost 40 years.  I love this community and have developed close personal ties to many, many friends here.  I love Crosby ISD too! I have three grown children who attended Crosby ISD from Kindergarten through 12th-grade. Through the years, I've become invested in the academic world behind the scenes, the world that you have chosen to trust your child to whenever they attend a Crosby ISD campus.  I have always felt that everything in my life led me to become an educator, and I would love to get to know both you and your child. If you have an opportunity to visit Barrett Elementary, please feel free to drop by and say "Hello," as the partnership between our parents and our school is one that I have always treasured!

Karen Walthall
kwalthall@crosbyisd.org 

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Ms. Darla Bumgardner, Asst. Principal

Darla Bumgardner began her career with the Spring Branch Independent School District in 1992. She taught grades 1-5 for 10 years and various secondary grades for another 11 years prior to becoming an Assistant Principal. In 2016, she became the Assistant Principal for Barrett Elementary after 21 years of service. Mrs. Bumgardner grew up in Crosby and is a product of the Crosby Independent School District.  She is proud to serve the community she grew up in and takes pride in Barrett Elementary and its success. She received her undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Elementary Education and principal certification through Abilene Christian University. As a school leader, Mrs. Bumgardner is excited to provide opportunities and innovative solutions to the challenges our students face in a technology-driven, twenty-first century economy and world. Mrs. Bumgardner enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband, Tom Bumgardner, is the CEO of the medical device company SonarMED. Together have two children and seven grandchildren.

Darla Bumgardner
dbumgardner@crosbyisd.org