I am overjoyed to be on the fifth grade team!! This is my 26th year as a teacher, and third as a fifth grade teacher; I've covered every other grade in the elementary spectrum previously. [This is my 19th year at Barrett as well.] I am originally from New York City, but have lived in Virginia since 1989. I have a BA in History, Political Science and English Literature from Emory University in Atlanta [and Lancaster University in England]. I have a MA in Secondary Education from the University of Michigan and another MA in International Ed. from American University. My wife is also a teacher in Arlington, 1st grade at Tuckahoe. I have two wonderful sons in their twenties...[both smarter than me]. When not engaged in elementary pursuits I read, go to the movies, ride my bicycle and root for New York sports teams [Not the Yankees though, it's a long story...]
Greetings! As a member of the fifth grade team, I am thrilled to be a part of this dynamic group of teachers. I have had the pleasure of teaching both fourth and fifth grade here at Barrett and before that I taught third grade at the American Community School in Amman, Jordan. Prior to living in the Middle East, I earned my Master's degree in Elementary Education from Boston College and taught second grade French Immersion outside of Boston. After graduating from college (Denison University), my first teaching experience was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa where I worked as a middle school English teacher and developed my love of teaching, languages and travel. As a DC native I am happy to be back around family and friends and to reap the benefits of living near our nation's wonderful and diverse capital city. On weekends I enjoy cycling, running and spending time outside with my husband and son, David. I'm truly looking forward to this school year and working with students and families to make it a rewarding year for each child in the room!
I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach here at Barrett. I began teaching in 1994 and I have had the privilege to teach kindergarten in Portsmouth, VA and eighth grade in my home state of New Jersey. I received my bachelor’s degree in Education from Old Dominion University. But after working with middle school children and watching them created and learn through technology, I knew that I wanted to learn more. So I completed my masters in technology integration from NOVA Southeastern. Although moving away from my family in New Jersey was difficult, I love living and teaching in Virginia. I love spending time with my husband, my son Henry and my family in NJ and my very fuzzy Goldendoodle “Gordy”. My favorite time of the year is football time because I love the JETS! I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting school year!
Hi, my name is Kathleen Duggan. I have been teaching 5th grade at Barrett Elementary since 2004.
I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I worked as an intern probation officer in the Hampshire County Superior Court and then I became a licensed social worker in Massachusetts, back at the dawn of disco. I am married for 28+ years now, and have four children. My husband's job has taken us to Pennsylvania, Maryland and we eventually moved to Austin, Texas, where I received my teaching certification in General Education, and Special Education. I recently received my Masters of Science in Education, with a concentration in Literacy K-12, from The University of New England. I am going through empty-nesting with my children all out of the house. My daughter Emily has recently moved to San Diego with her husband. My son Matthew is a Master at Arms [Navy police officer] stationed in Colt's Neck New Jersey. My son Patrick is a recent graduate from Boston University and is also a Navy officer and is now attending Tulane Medical School. My youngest son Tommy is joining the Navy. Needless to say, I am a very proud mom!I adore working with children, and I feel that I have found my true calling in teaching! I am really looking forward to working with the Barrett 5th graders this year!
Hi, my name is Carrie Lombardi. I love teaching fifth grade and have been teaching it since 2002. I grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts- the birthplace of basketball and Dr. Seuss. I have my bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and am a HUGE Orange fan during the NCAA basketball season. I have my Master's in Education from the University of Virginia. Both college colors are orange and blue, my classroom reflects that these are my favorite colors! I am married and have a daughter, Elsie who I love spending time with. I also have two dogs, a rescued mutt and a retired greyhound and a cat, who owns the house. I love to run and I teach yoga at a local gym. I volunteer with a local animal rescue organization, Lucky Dog!