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Mrs. Bar

Hello Patriot Families!

I am Maria Bar and I teach 2nd Grade at Independence. I have spent my entire career at IDES, because it feels like family! I was born and raised in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, but I have been in The Carolinas for over thirteen years. I graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I taught Fifth Grade for one year prior to moving to Second Grade. This will be my 12th year teaching 2nd Grade.

My husband, Daniel, and I live in Charlotte, NC with our 2-year-old son, Isaac. We enjoy traveling to see our family and friends and spending quality time together. I look forward to cheering on the WVU Mountaineers every fall and try to make it Morgantown, WV for a home game. Let’s GOOOOOOOO… Mountaineers! I love coffee, live music, and reading.

I am looking to a fabulous and exciting school year with my NEW 2nd Grade Leaders! We will work together to learn new content, while learning to LIVE and LEAD with a Happy Heart. Welcome to Independence Elementary – Enter to Learn, Depart to LEAD!