Mel Barr

Mel has been teaching for 35 years. She has taught all grades from K-4
including Kindergarten Readiness, a program for kindergarten age
students who need extra help. In addition to her years of teaching, Mel was
also an elementary school principal for 5 years before returning to her true
love. Mel has a bachelor's degree from Ball State University, a Master's
degree from Ball State and Certification courses from Southern Illinois
University at Edwardsville. Mel handles all of the primary resources on the

Mel has also presented at many conferences including BER and
Kindergarten conferences across the country.

To contact Mel about presenting, please email her at

Jen Barr

Jen has been teaching for 10 years. She has taught grades 5 and 6. For
the past 3 years, Jen has worked as an Instructional Technologist,
teaching teachers to use technology as a tool in their classrooms. Jen has
a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a
Master's degree from Lindenwood University. Jen handles all of the
intermediate resources and web design on the site.

To contact Jen, please email her at