My name is Marissa Mulholland and I teach the preschool special education class here at Barrett. I am originally from Sterling, VA. I graduated from Radford University in 2003 with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. I received my Masters in Special Education in 2011. I taught preschool special education in South Carolina for 3 years before transferring to Barrett in 2006. I love my school, the people I work with, and my students! I love traveling to the beach and spending time with my husband, my 3 year old daughter (Keira), and our beagle (Duke)!
Mr. Ramsay has been teaching Pre-Kindergarten through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) for several years. He graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and is pursuing his Master of Education in Elementary Education through Plymouth State University. Mr. Ramsay's enthusiasm for Pre-K stems from the opportunity it presents. In his own words, "Pre-K is the first and greatest chance to set children off on the best possible trajectory throughout their learning careers. Successive teachers can only work from the foundation that Pre-K teachers set." Mr. Ramsay sees schools and their staff as community builders and believes strongly in living where he works. He has lived in Arlington since 2000.
Hi, I'm Emily Sonenshine and I'm excited to be teaching Pre-Kindergarten through the Virginia Preschool Initiative at Barrett this year. I've taught grades K-2 for the past twelve years in private schools in Fairfax and Atlanta, Georgia. I hold a Masters in Education in Reading from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University. I enjoy teaching children and strive to make them independent life long learners. I'm from Columbia, South Carolina but now live in Arlington. In my free time I like to read, run, bike, travel and play with my two nephews.