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Students keep WES teacher smiling

Name: Emily Barker
Position: first grade teacher at Williamstown Elementary

Education background: Dixie Heights High School
Valparaiso University (undergraduate degree)
Northern Kentucky University (Masters in Gifted Education)
Favorite part of job: The kids I work with are the best part of my job. They keep me smiling and always keep lessons fresh and days interesting.

Hobbies: running, exercising, scrapbooking, shopping and hanging out with my friends and family

Last book you read: The Hunger Games trilogy. I couldn’t put it down!
Favorite song: Anything upbeat. I am a music lover, so I love all types.
Favorite holiday: Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love spending that time with friends and family and all the decorations.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?: I would travel to Australia if I could, because of its beautiful landscape and animals. I love being outside in nature, and that just seems like the perfect place.

Advice for students: “Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.” It’s okay to make mistakes. That’s how we learn and get better. Keep trying and work hard.