Hello, I'm Barbara Saenger, "Second Grade Teacher" at Urbana Elementary.
In 1980 I earned my B.A. Degree in Education from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. In 1987 I earned my Masters degree in "Communication Studies" from West Virginia University. This is my 36th year of teaching.
My first 8 years of teaching were in Parkersburg, West Virginia. I taught 5th/4th/and 6th grade Music Classes, 5th grade Language Arts, 1st/2nd split classroom, and 6th grade. When I moved here to Frederick in 1988, I originally taught 1st grade and
"The Renzulli Enrichment Program" at South Frederick Elementary (now renamed Lincoln Elementary). I have been here at Urbana Elementary since 1992. I have taught the 2nd grade magnet program, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and 1st grade here at Urbana. I currentlly teach 2nd grade.
I believe that every child has a gift to offer. It is my joy to help unearth those gifts! I feel that I am truly blessed to wake up every day excited to go to "work." My classroom is a place that fosters learning for everyone . . . even me.
I always welcome communication. I'm very good at returning voice messages and e-mails. Drop me a line!