Mrs. Barker

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Mrs. Dana Barker
Belvedere Elementary

Welcome to Bobcat Nation!

At Belvedere Elementary…

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

At 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!  

My 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 named Phineas.

The 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 kids!

I 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. 

Proud to be a Bobcat! 

Dana J. Barker

Phone: 402-457-6630

Fax: 402-457-6609