About Mrs. Barker
I live in Watertown with my husband, four children, and two dogs! I’ve always enjoyed working with kids. I began my career working with kids who were in trouble with the law. I later decided I wanted to combine my love for children and my passion for education and begin my work in schools. I felt like I could make the greatest difference in the lives of children in a school setting. When I began here at Andrew Avenue School, I could tell that it was the perfect fit for me. I absolutely love the school, the community, my co-workers, and most of all the students! I love working at Andrew Avenue because it is truly a "great place to be." My co-workers are always welcoming and amazing team players. The leadership is so supportive and the students always make me smile everyday! Having the opportunity to be a part of the students academic and social emotional growth is the most rewarding feeling!
Education: B.A. in Criminal Justice, University of New Haven in Criminal Justice
M.S. in School School Counseling, Capella University
National Board Certified Counselor, NBCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Years of experience: 15
Years working at Naugatuck Schools: 3
A few of your favorite things: I love coffee and dark chocolate. My favorite hobbies include cooking, gardening, and going camping with my family! I also love the beach!