Brenda Barrett (Spanish & Art Grades 5-8 and Language Arts Grade 5)

e-mail: [email protected]

Education: B.A. in Theater with a Spanish and Linguistics emphasis from Macalester College; Master’s in Education and STEM certificate from St. Catherine University; ESL certificate from University of St. Thomas
Began Teaching: 2007
Began at Frassati: 2014, I came from St. Pius X school
Roles at Frassati: 5th-8th Grade Spanish and Art; 5th Grade Language Arts
Favorite thing about Frassati: What I love about Frassati is the feeling of belonging to a small but dedicated community of people working towards building a better future for children, and of being an important part of that community. I feel like what I do and say matters.
About me: In my spare time, I teach for the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY). I enjoy spending time with my family and our dog, cooking, and especially trying new restaurants and experiences.

I love getting to know the students as the unique individuals they are, laughing with them, and the thrill of the “ah-ha!” moment students have when they make new connections with their learning.