Welcome to Mr. Barr's Website!
I was born and have lived in Southern California most of my life. I went to and graduated from the public school system in Long Beach (LBUSD). After graduating high school, I started to work at a local amusement park while going to Cerritos College. While working at the local amusement park, I met my future wife, who also is a teacher. Once I received my Associate in Arts degree form Cerritos College, I continued my education at CSUF. I acquired my Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Development. After graduating from CSUF, I went on to get my teaching credential in Mild/Moderate special education. I completed my Master of Science degree in Education (with the focus of Special Education) from CSUF in May of 2009. I went back to CSUF during the 2010-2011 school year to get my the Added Authorization for Autism Spectrum (AAAS) added to my current Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential.
As for my personal life, my wife and I welcomed a daughter into our family in August of 2007 and a son in August of 2009. My daughter will be going into the sixth grade, and my son will be going into third grade. Both are currently students at a school in our wonderful Brea Olinda Unified School District. My wife, daughter, and son mean the world to me and brighten up my life each and everyday.
I am very familiar with the Brea Olinda Unified School District. I completed two semesters of student teaching at Mariposa Elementary School (one in 6th grade general education classroom and the other in RSP/SDC setting). This year (2019-2020) will be my 14th Year teaching at Laurel Elementary Magnet School. I look forward in helping students meet their fullest potential in all academic areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites the sharing of ideas.
Check student's Accelerated Reader progress from home.
Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
Your child is using a computer software program called Renaissance Place (also known as Accelerated Reader or AR) at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect. Renaissance Home Connect is a fun, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand web-based interface that allows your child, you, and the teacher to share in the educational experience by viewing progress in certain Renaissance Place programs while outside of school.
I would strongly recommend using Renaissance Home Connect at home to monitor your child’s reading progress.
To log in to Renaissance Home Connect
You will need the following information from your child:
- Their “User Name” or login name for AR program at school
- Their “Password” for AR program at school
In Renaissance Home Connect you can also:
- Click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results
- Click Help to get answers to your questions about Renaissance Home Connect
Thank you for your interest.
Please either leave a message in the office for me during office hours (7:30 to 4:00 @ 714-529-2520), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (which I check several times a day).
If it is a quick message that could be resolved quickly, you can message me via ClassDojo; however, ClassDojo should not be used if the major question (i.e., progress, problems, etc.). If you have a major question or concern, please contact me via email.
For all messages (i.e., email, phone, and ClassDojo), please allow me up to 24 hours to respond.
Please do not leave a voicemail message since I am not always notified when voicemails are left.