My name is Catherine Maness and I’m thrilled to be teaching 4th grade at Barrett! I grew up in Massachusetts and Oregon. I went to Trinity College in Connecticut and received my Bachelor’s in History. After college, I worked at various non-profits, before returning to school to get my Masters in Elementary Education from George Mason University. I taught in Fairfax County for seven years, overseas in Bogota, Colombia for 2 years and I’ve been teaching at KW Barrett since 2017. I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade – 4th grade is my favorite! I love spending time with my family – my husband and my 2 children, Owen and Rebecca. I am looking forward to a great year together!