Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Barbara Makuta

Hello, my name is Barbara Makuta. This is my 4th year at Grannemann Elementary. I graduated  from Lindenwood University with a Masters of Arts Degree in Early Childhood in December  2013 and obtained my Reading certification in May, 2014. I have over 17 years of teaching  experience. I taught preschool for 7 years and 1st Grade for 7 years. I am happily married to  Kamva Makuta and we have two sons, Christopher and Micah.  My family and I  enjoy traveling, dining, shopping, watching movies, etc. We also enjoy watching soccer, football  and basketball. As an educator it is important to be enthusiastic and inspiring while challenging  and stimulating the minds of every child. The thing I enjoy most about teaching is the end  result. I love to see the children achieve. As a teacher I believe every child has a natural  brilliance and that it is my job to help bring it out of them. Beyond academics, I would make  certain that my students feel safe, secure and cared for.