"All Hearts on Deck for Literacy!"
Hello and Welcome! I am Mrs. Barrett, your Reading Specialist and I've had the honor & privilege to educate children for more than 27 years. I have two beautiful daughters, a great son-in-law, two sweet granddaughters, and a wonderful husband. Some of the hats that I wear are: Reading Recovery Teacher, Coach, Consultant, PWCS Mentor for reading specialists, Interventionist, develop & organize literacy events/activities, PALS Contact, & PWCS presenter.
In addition, I've had the privilege to present at
Shenandoah University's Children's Literature Conference. I've organized & facilitated an International Literacy Day Global Event!
River Oaks has the most intentional administrators, dedicated teachers/staff, wonderful parents, and a community of hardworking engaged learners. Collaborating with teachers, empowering students to own their knowledge, and organizing fun learning activities is very rewarding! 
Being a part of our school culture, which displays a genuine love & enjoyment of literacy & learning is liberating!
Reading, Writing, and Creating are my Super Powers!
 Let's RE

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(Office Hours:  8am - 9:00 am)

It's official... PWCS is open for remote instruction for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year! Students have returned to learning, and teachers are working to provide students with exceptional & engaging instruction.

I encourage everyone to be patient and flexible in the process.  Continue to look for updates on the River Oaks and PWCS websites.
The county has created a daily instructional schedule and they have laid out plans for online learning expectations for students and families.
In addition, they've provided some great online resources through the
PWCS Virtual School House PWCS Home Learning Page

Our principal, Ms. Williams and classroom teachers will assure that you are informed about adjustments
and changes throughout the school year. 
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
I am here for you, and always willing to support your Literacy needs!

Remember to READ - WRITE - & CREATE!

Mrs. Barrett

April Barrett
M. Ed., Reading Specialist
Reading Recovery Teacher
PWCS Reading Specialist Mentor
All HEARTS💕 on Deck for Literacy!
River Oaks Elementary School
"A School of EXCELLENCE!"

(703) 441-0050