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Mrs. Barbara Newsom

Hello, and welcome to Mountainside Elementary and to our third grade classroom.  I am super excited to have landed here at Mountainside!  I began my teaching career approximately 11 years ago, after working in the corporate world for several years.  I have taught in three different districts in Colorado Springs, and now I am very proud to be a Mountainside Cougar.  I hold a Master’s Degree in Reading from Regis University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a minor in psychology, also from Regis University.  I had the distinct honors of growing up a military dependent and growing up in Germany! Having had that nomad life-style, I love to travel and experience new things, and I enjoy bringing those experiences into the classroom to help expand the students thinking and wonderings.  My most favorite question is “Why?”  I am looking forward to working with each and every one of the amazing minds in this 3rd grade classroom, with the parents/guardians, and others to make this an amazing year of growth and amazement! 
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” ~Nelson Mandela