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Miss Barbara

Hi families! My name is Barbara Leaf (Ms. Barbara) I am the Pre-K teacher at Williams Magnet. I was born and raised in small town in Minnesota right on the Mississippi River. I received my Elementary Education Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood at Minnesota State University-Mankato. This is my forth year teaching, my third year in Pre-K.

Deshonna Wright (Ms. DeShonna) is the paraprofessional in the classroom.  She lives in Topeka with her two beautiful children, Darius and Kaliha and graduated from Washburn Rural.  She began working for Williams in October 2009 in the 5th grade classroom.  In January 2010, she began working with Ms. Heather in the preschool classroom.

DeShonna and I are a team when it comes to teaching your child. You will often see the two of us working together to make sure your child is successful both academically and socially in life. We love working with your children and involving parents and caregivers into our learning as well.