Barbara Lofurno

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Barbara Lofurno

I am so excited to be teaching Four Year Old Kindergarten this year!! I have been an assistant at CES for the last two years in Kindergarten and in 4K, and I am thrilled to be taking the lead again. I am an Air Force Brat and have lived in Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and even England! I graduated from Radford University in Virginia with an Elementary Education degree and a Concentration in Math and Special Education. At one point, I held a teaching certificate in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and Delaware all at the same time. :)  I taught Fifth Grade and Fifth Grade Special Education prior to having my first child.  After having children, I continued to substitute teach while being a stay at home mom raising my four children.  When the time felt right, I returned as an assistant to have the opportunity to come back to what I love but at the same time, be available to my children still relying on me at home.  This year was the moment in my life when it all fell into place for me to return as the teacher and jump right in with my family's support.  My heart is in teaching this age and seeing the progress they make throughout the year.  It is so rewarding to see the growth they make socially, emotionally, and academically. 

I have been married for 22 years to my high school sweetheart, Justin. We have four children, three sons and one daughter.  Our oldest son is a second year at USC studying Biomedical Engineering and plays trombone in the Carolina Band. Our daughter attends Irmo High School and is the only oboe player in the school. Our third child is at Irmo Middle School and runs Track/XC. Our youngest is at Irmo Elementary and enjoys just being a kid!  We LOVE Disney and would go every year if it was free. Hahaha! I love to read in between school and being a mom. I love the mountains, and that is where our camping theme came from for our classroom.  I love what I do, and I love getting up and coming to school each day. These children make my heart happy!! Thank you for sharing them with me! Mrs. Green, our Instructional Assistant, and I look forward to a GREAT year!!