I would like to announce, after 33 years in education, I plan to retire as of November 1, 2012. I have really enjoyed my time here at Barriere Elementary. I have many fond memories and have established great friendships. I’ve enjoyed working with all the students, parents, and staff this year and during the past three years. Mrs. Shelley Ewashina will be replacing me until June. Mrs. Ewashina is well known and respected at the school and in the community. I have no doubt there will be a smooth transition.