Mrs. Dana Barker
Welcome to Bobcat Nation!
At Belvedere Elementary…
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
Belvedere, we are focused on meeting the needs of our students. Our
teachers and staff are committed to working closely with each other, with
families, and with the community to provide the best educational experience to
each student who enters our doors. We
know that we cannot do this important work alone…the support and engagement of
our families and community is essential to our success!
name is Dana Barker, and I am very excited to serve the students, families,
staff, and community as Principal of Belvedere Elementary! I began my
journey with OPS in 2002, spending twelve years as a classroom teacher at
Miller Park Elementary and Minne Lusa Elementary. I also spent one year as a Literacy
Facilitator at Benson West Elementary. I
have been an administrator for three years serving as a School Support Liaison
for the Mount View and Minne Lusa school-communities, as well as Principal of Sherman
Elementary. On a more personal note, my
husband Ryan and I have two amazing children: our 9-year-old daughter Kendall,
and our 4-year-old son Kellom. The rest
of our family includes a long-haired Chihuahua named Daisy, and a Texas Heeler
Belvedere staff joins me in welcoming you to our website and into our
school. It is our goal that all students
and families feel welcome and valued. High
expectations are held for all Belvedere students and staff. Everyone is
expected to give their best everyday. We hold the common belief that ALL
students can and will learn. There is no
time to waste in the most important business of all…the business of teaching
am honored to work with and learn from all members of the Belvedere
school-community. I welcome your
feedback, questions, or concerns. Please
feel free to contact me in-person, by phone, or email.
to be a Bobcat!