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All about Ms. Barnas
Hello! My name is Darcy Barnas and I can't wait to begin the 2022-2023 school year! This is my fifth year teaching 1st grade in Antioch School District 34. Prior to teaching in Antioch, I have taught a variety of different grade levels (K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd) in nearby school districts. I graduated from Northern Illinois with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and have a Master's degree from Concordia University in Curriculum and Instruction.
First grade is such a fun age, and I love keeping my students both engaged and enthusiastic about learning. This is a great time to help your child build their foundation and love for learning! I promise you I will do my best to ensure your child has a successful year in first grade.
I am a big fan of communication and I know throughout the school year, questions or concerns may arise. You are always more than welcome to call the classroom, however for a more immediate response; please email me or message me through our seesaw website.
Here is a link to a short video, where you can be introduced to me:
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my fiance and his daughter, my nieces and nephew as well as other family & friends. In my free time, I enjoy running, traveling, hiking and trying new places to eat!
Some of my favorite things....
- Drink- Starbucks Coffee
- Sports Team- The Chicago White Sox
- Food- Italian and Mexican
- Stores- Target , Bath and Body Works & Hobby Lobby
- Snacks- Plain M & M's, Dove Dark Chocolate and Chocolate covered pretzels