My name is Kathy Barker. I am a reading specialist here at Canyon Rim. I am fortunate and happy to be a part of the Canyon Rim community.
My goal as a reading specialist is to instill a love of reading in each and every one of my students. We will build upon his or her knowledge of letter/sound correspondence, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Using reading skills, each student will be able to apply his or her knowledge in order to explore and learn more about our world. Through the gift of reading, each student will become a confident and knowledgeable reader. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your children!
When I am not at Canyon Rim, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four sons. Together we enjoy taking short and long road trips. I also enjoy listening to music, listening to the sounds of different languages, cooking, water-skiing and snow-skiing. Football, soccer and hockey are my favorite spectator sports. Go Sioux!!