~Barrett's Kindergarten Team~
Hi, I’m Kristie Kirk. I was born and raised as a beach baby of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I attended Rutgers University of New Jersey and received my bachelors in Liberal Arts in 2011. In 2012, I graduated from Rutger’s Graduate School of Education with my Masters in Elementary Education with a special certification in Literacy/Language Arts. In the summer of 2012, I moved to Arlington, VA. I have been a teacher at Barrett ever since and I love it! Some of my favorite activities include dancing, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with my family. We're the "Kirk Kangaroos" and we're going to have an outstanding school year!
Hello! My name is Nichi (Nikki) Lewis. I have been teaching at Barrett since 2011 and I love it! I was born in California, but am part of a military family so I've been all over. My mother is from the beautiful country of Chile, which I have the opportunity of visiting in the past. I received a Bachelor in Arts (Theater and Opera) from George Mason University. I also received my Masters in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. I live in Alexandria with my bunny, Kevin, who I will bring into our class a few times this year. I love to travel, watch plays and musicals, sing, and taste new foods (especially spicy foods!). I am looking forward to a wonderful year!
My name is Cristina Torres. My undergraduate studies were done at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. I received my Master's degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. I started teaching in 1990 and I have been teaching at Barrett since 1998. I am certified to teach Elementary Education (K-6), Bilingual Education (K-6), English as a Second Language (K-12) and Spanish as a Second Language (K-12). I have one son who is very proud to attend Barrett.
Mi nombre es Cristina Torres. Soy Licenciada en Idiomas de la Universidad de Houston, Texas. Hice mis estudios de Maestría en Educación en la Universidad de Arizona, en Tucson, Arizona. Empezé a enseñar en 1990 en los estados de Arizona y California. He enseñado en Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau y Paraguay, como voluntaria del Cuerpo de Paz de los Estados Unidos. También he enseñado en México. He estado trabajando como maestra en la Escuela Barrett desde 1998. Soy maestra certificada por el Departamento de Educación del Estado de Virginia, para enseñar Educación Primaria (K-6), Educación Bilingue (K-6), Inglés como Segundo Idioma (K-12) y Español como Segundo Idioma (K-12). Estoy muy orgullosa de tener un hijo estudiando en la Escuela Barrett, donde yo enseño.
Hello I'm Morgan Welsh! I was born in Chester County, PA but have also lived in Southern California. I earned my bachelor's degree in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education from Penn State University in 2014 and moved to Arlington soon after. I love teaching at Barrett and being part of the Kindergarten team! In my free time, I love going to the beach, being outdoors, exploring my new home, and being with my family. It's going to be a great year in Kindergarten!