Welcome to World Language! My name is Señora Barton-Thrift. I have been teaching in the Jackson School District since the 2000-2001 school year. That's 19 years of teaching Spanish! Before that I taught kindergarten, first, and second grade after teaching a year of Spanish in grades 3-5 in North Carolina. I look forward to meeting my students and beginning a new adventure together as we explore the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
I am at Elms on Wednesay, Thursday, and Friday where I teach all World Language classes in grades 3, 4, and 5.
I am at Crawford-Rodriguez on Monday and Tuesday. I have the following teachers' classes: King, Ogletree, Oxx, Gonzales, Karatzia, and Bilder.
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Upon graduating from Georgian Court University in 1997, Mrs. Barton-Thrift took a position with the Rowan-Salisbury School District in North Carolina where she taught Elementary Spanish in grades 3-5. While in North Carolina, she taught regular Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. In 2000, Mrs. Barton-Thrift began teaching World Language in grades 6-8 in Jackson. She has also taught Social Studies in grades 7 and 8, Mission Technology in grade 6, 6th grade Computer Literacy, and Enrichment. Currently, she is teaching World Language at Elms and Craw-Rodriguez Elementary Schools.