Welcome, new staff

Welcome back, Suzanna Barnhart!

Suzanna Barnhart has rejoined the Lancer family as the eighth-grade science teacher. Suzanna has been teaching chemistry in the La Crosse school district for the last 7 years and brings with her 21 years of science teaching experience. 
She has Minnesota and Wisconsin teaching licenses for middle school science and 9-12 chemistry and physics. Growing up in Rochester, Suzanna has always felt like Minnesota was her home and is excited to return to the La Crescent-Hokah School District. 
Suzanna lives in Wisconsin and has one son who will start college as a physics major at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, this September. When she isn’t finding excuses to go to Minneapolis to visit him, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, running (jogging, really), cooking (vegan), volunteering, attending community events, and reading books about science (with a little historical fiction on occasion).  
Suzanna has a master’s degree in science education from the University of Montana and a servant leadership certificate from Viterbo University. She fully embraces the servant leadership philosophy and believes her main role in life is to help others reach their full potential. Suzanna is inspired by the work of Marie Curie and is looking forward to helping our Lancer eighth grade students grow in character, scientific thinking and in embracing the personal value they bring to our community. In the words of Marie Curie, “We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

To welcome Suzanna back or introduce yourself, email suzanna.barnhart@isd300.k12.mn.us.