My name is Mr. Barr. I am an eighth grade teacher at the Altoona Area Junior High. I co-teach English and Reading classes, as well as, co-teach a projects-based course called Renzulli. This is my ninth year teaching, with varied teaching experience that includes: day-to-day substituting, teaching a third grade class in Stafford, Virginia, several long-term positions in elementary schools teaching regular and special education, a year teaching fourth-sixth grade students with giftedness in the Spark Program at Juniata Gap, before moving to the Altoona Area Junior High, where I ultimately transitioned into my current position. The Altoona Area Junior High School has an amazing community of teachers and staff that all strive to deliver an exceptional education to all of its learners. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have the opportunity that I do each day to teach and be a part of the AASD family.