"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, a sweet granddaughter, and a wonderful husband. Some of the hats that I wear are: Reading Recovery Teacher, Coach, Consultant, PWCS Mentor for reading specialists, provide Intervention, 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.
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:  3 pm - 4 pm)

As you may know, PWCS are closed for the remainder of this school year.  I hope that everyone remains safe, healthy,
and protected, as we navigate the uncertainty of this pandemic.

As we make this huge shift to remote/distance learning, I encourage everyone to be patient and flexible in the process.  Over the next few weeks, look for updates on the PWCS website. The county has laid out plans in phases for online learning expectations for students and families, and they've provided some great resources at the PWCS Virtual School House PWCS Home Learning Page

Our principal, Ms. Williams has set the bar for providing space and time for everyone to enjoy moments with family, as we gradually ease into the distance learning platform. 
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!

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