Welcome to 4th Grade Buccaneers!
Hi, I'm Mrs. Barcelo! Welcome to an amazing new year at Bologna Elementary! This year will be full of knowledgeable lessons, incredible experiments and projects, and of course, all around priceless learning! Our goal this year is to have fun and to academically do our best throughout our year!
My parents originally moved here from NY. I was the first person in my family born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. I attended Sanborn Elementary and Willis Junior High. I am so proud to be teaching in my home town! I have taught for seven years with the majority of that time teaching fourth grade. I received my B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. I was lucky enough to be part of a specialized program that gave us daily experience in the classroom with many grade levels throughout my college experience . Fourth grade is truly where my heart belongs.
I live with my wonderful husband, two crazy dogs, Lexi and Luna, one troublesome cat willow, and the best family member of all our brand new daughter. When I am not in the classroom, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also love to read, travel, play the flute, hike, and go the movies. My favorite location is the beach and everything involved from scuba diving, kayaking, to picking up shells.
I am looking forward to an excellent year and I am excited to be your student’s teacher! I believe that every student is unique, lovable and capable of success. Learning is a lifelong adventure that includes much more than academics. I want my students to feel confident in exploring the world around them. It is said "it takes a village to raise a child" and I'm proud to be a part of the learning/growing process for children. I am always open to new ideas! I’m also looking forward to meeting everyone, and working together to make this year incredible!