Hi! My name is Colleen Barrese. This is my fourth year at Harrisburg Elementary, and my 16th year of teaching. I graduated from Cortland University with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Health Education. In my classroom we learn through experiments, real life situations, collaboration, and LOTS of group work. We have many discussions as a class about all kinds of topics. I feel strongly about students not only learning from me, but learning from each other. This year will be FILLED with lots of learning and new adventures. I am thrilled to be your teacher and I can’t wait to get this year started! I am going to do my best to keep these skills and experiences in my virtual classroom as much as I possibly can for my students.