Mrs.  Barden



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Mrs. Barden

I am super excited to be teaching kindergarten at Forest Grove Elementary!  This is my second year teaching kindergarten and my fifth year at Forest Grove.   I earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Arizona, and I received my elementary teaching license from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.  I managed a small corporate fitness center in Washington, D.C. for several years.  My past teaching experiences include teaching fifth grade in Arlington County and substitute teaching for Loudoun County Schools for six years. When I am not at Forest Grove, I love to spend time running, gardening, watching HGTV, and prowling local antique stores.  I am passionate about the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers,  my children, Emma and Maxfield, and my husband, Scott.

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 I look forward to discovering and exploring new worlds with your kindergartner!