Ms. Barbari has a K-6 Elementary Education degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. She also has a K-12 Library Media Education license from Mankato State University and has taken numerous courses in the Reading Licensure Program at Hamline University in St. Paul. Ms. Barbari student taught at Alice Smith in 1991, and then was an Instructional Assistant at Eisenhower Elementary in first grade, worked at Kids and Company, and then taught 4th grade at Eisenhower and 2nd grade at Katherine Curren for approximately ten years. Ms. Barbari has since taught in the Minnetonka and Edina Schools as a Title One and AOM teacher after staying home for many years with her own children. She is excited to be back in Hopkins and teaching at Gatewood!