S.T.E.M. Rocks!Welcome to Barker Middle School, Curriculum & STEM Coach, Mrs. Hamann...
Meet the Teacher
Hi! I am Mrs. Hamann, the Curriculum Coach at Barker Middle School. (I was formerly Ms. Bethke.) I LOVE working with students and teachers on our S.T.E.M. theme at Barker!! I strive to infuse fun, hands-on projects in each classroom that bring S.T.E.M. to life!!
I have been apart of the Barker Middle School Family for 24 years. I have taught Computers (6th & 7th), Lifeskills (6th), Physical Education (6th & 7th), and Science (6th and 8th).
I graduated from Marquette High School in Michigan City. I am a Purdue University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a computer endorsement. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education, Master's degree in Science Education, and a 5-9th grade endorsement in middle school science all from Purdue University.In past summers I have had the unique opportunity to design and run the Washington Park Zoo Summer Adventure Camp for students in grades K-5. I have had so much FUN! I have helped to train other area teachers in a one-week Earth Partnership Institute. Barker Middle School will be involved in some amazing restoration projects helping the Great Lakes and encouraging stewardship of our environment!! The past few summers I have been involved in a Math-Science Institute through Purdue University North Central training teachers in using technology (IPAD mini's) to support Math & Science in their classrooms and how to involve their students in hands-on Science activities to support state standards and to infuse Math, Science, and Technology in other curricular areas---it was so much fun!
In my free time I like to read, camp, canoe, go to the beach, play bean bags, play cards, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends. I also enjoy watching college football, GO PURDUE!! I have also taught a class at Purdue North Central, "Science in the Elementary School", for the past 9 years---how great to give back to Purdue!!