Welcome to Room 209!

Why Whitewater?

When I began looking for a new school to call home, I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to find a place that would be a good fit. During the search, I ended up in Whitewater, specifically at Washington Elementary School, assisting a child in the special education program. Later, when I applied for and was offered a teaching position, I knew exactly where I wanted be. The staff at Washington is a dedicated and dynamic team. They strive to provide the best possible learning experience for all of the students in their care. Each child is a valued member of the school. The students support and encourage each other, as well, recognizing that what may appear to others as a routine task... is really far more than that. I am proud to be part of this team and happy that I found my "good fit" school.

When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, searching for lessons and things for our classroom on the internet, playing with our dog and cat, chatting with my two grown daughters, Molly (an interior designer) and Kate (a digital photographer who took my profile picture). My husband, Charlie, is the technology coordinator for the Whitewater Unified School District and helps keep us all connected at home, as well!

If you would like to meet or talk with me, I can be reached:

at school, in Room 209,
by telephone, 262-472-8620 or
by email,

Contact: Renée K. Barr, Cross Categorical Special Education Teacher