Phone: (785) 832-5550
Degrees and Certifications:
Training: University of Kansas 1995 -- B.S.E. Middle Secondary Education (English and Spanish) University of Kansas 1997 -- M.S.E. Special Education/Gifted Kansas State University -- Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages University of Kansas -- Master's coursework in Latin American Studies (all but thesis completed) Certifications: English Language Arts (5-12) Spanish (5-12) Gifted Education (5-12) ESOL (7-12)
Ms. Dani Lotton-Barker
Greetings! I am thrilled to be working with your awesome kids. I am the Gifted Education/Enrichment Resource teacher here at Southwest Middle School. I work with students who have Special Education Individual Education Plans for Gifted Education to help them address the specific learning needs identified in their IEP goals/plans. Much of our work takes place during special education FLEX classes, but can also be accomplished through other schoolwide enrichment opportunities or through independent projects outside of the classroom. I also work with general education teachers to provide other schoolwide enrichment opportunities for the students of Southwest, including two co-taught, specialized FLEX enrichment classes -- Future City (engineering challenge) and Model UN (social studies/public speaking).