I am pleased to be a 4K/EC teacher in Merton and welcome young children and their families.  I have taught in the district 13 years.  The goal of our program is to respect the individual child, differentiate the curriculum to meet individual learning styles, and instill the love of learning. Our play based curriculum is made up of fun, meaningful activities that focus on the Early Learning Standards. My passion is to help young children learn, work together, and experience success. I value close 
communications with families and welcome them into the classroom.

      District Committees
      4K Grade Level Team
      Special Education Team
      Building Leadership Team 
      Positive Behavioral Interventions and       

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    Education & Experience
      With an Associate degree from Cardinal Stritch        
      College, I worked as an Instructional Assistant for    
      eight years.

      With both a Special Education Early Childhood degree
      from UW Whitewater and a Regular Education
      certification from 
Wisconsin Lutheran College, I have
      worked 20 years as an Early Childhood / 4K Teacher.

      My husband and I live in Merton, have two grown
      sons and three beautiful grandchildren.  
I love being
      with children both as a teacher and as a grandparent!       
I enjoy cooking and baking, being outdoors, and
      helping others.

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     Contact Information 
       email: barals@merton.k12.wi.us
       Phone: (262) 538-2227 ext.3006