Back to new beginnings: Erin Barton

Back to new beginnings: Erin Barton
By: Lake Central School Corporation Last Updated: December 4, 2019

On her thirteenth year of teaching fifth-grade art, Mrs. Erin Barton has returned back to the place in which she grew up. “My first year teaching was in central Indiana at a tiny little school in the country. I returned to Northwest Indiana to start a new job with the Duneland School Corporation in Chesterton,” Barton said.

Barton had worked at the school in the Duneland School Corporation for ten years before taking a leave of absence to raise her children.

Having experience teaching grades kindergarten through eighth grade as well as working in a variety of positions in Special Education, there was no issue transitioning to Clark.

“I really enjoy working at Clark. It has been a wonderful new experience working for the school system that I graduated from so long ago,” Barton said.

This year Barton is teaching one period where students will experience Art through a variety of materials. “I hope they feel empowered to learn new things, be creative and use their imaginations for a lifetime,” Barton said.