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Hello, fabulous students, parents, and members of Rocklin Academy. My name is Liz Barber and I am super excited to teach fifth grade again at Rocklin Academy Gateway this fall.

This will be my fourth year teaching at Rocklin Academy Gateway and my fifth year teaching fifth grade. I have really enjoyed working with the other fifth grade teachers and staff at the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools to create an engaging and rigorous curriculum for our students. We make a great team. I especially love our Civil War unit which includes our overnight field trip to Angel Island.

I grew up in the Roseville/Granite Bay area. After graduating from Fresno Pacific University with BA in Liberal Studies and from William Jessup with my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, I substituted from TK through 8th grade in the area. Fifth grade by far is my favorite grade to teach because students are gaining more ownership of their education and are capable of asking great questions to further classroom discussions.

When I am not teaching you may find me playing soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, or volleyball. I also enjoy traveling, painting, drawing, volunteering at my church, or watching movies with my husband.