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The Barn School

The Barn School

The Barn School

The Barn School

The Barn School

The Barn School

About The Barn School

Meet Our Teachers

Kara von Behren
Cece VeStrand

Teacher

Kara von Behren co-founded The Barn School in 2016. Kara has a passion for individualized learning and child honoring and has a background working in Early Childhood Education, as well as teaching at the high school and college level. As a mom and educator, Kara knew there had to be a schooling system that would truly awaken students’ spirits and passions, and thus opened The Barn School. 

In 2017, the school had expanded enough that it was clear the school would need another teacher, and so Melissa Crosa, M.Ed, was hired as well. Melissa has a gentle spirit and shows respect and kindness to all of her students while still maintaining order in a classroom, so it was a perfect fit!

The Barn School also utilizes community members and views the whole world as our classroom. We often go to bakeries, farms, theaters, and so forth and regard each expert in the field who we meet as a teacher. Our learning is not limited to four walls. We also have weekly lessons in Spanish, Sustainability, Art, Music, Cooking, Yoga, and Phys Ed taught by other teachers as well.

All of our teachers are passionate and excited to be here. We ask that our teachers attend and respond to their students with love, understanding, and humor. The relationships built at The Barn are strong and deeply rooted in kindness and respect.

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