Barry Carlson Age: 33 Birthday: October 24, 1981 Family: Son: Aidan Daughter: Makenna Mom: Kris Dad: Terry Sister: Brandi Pets: Dog: Buddy Cat: Micki Hometown: Grand Island, NE High School: Grand Island Central Catholic College: University of Nebraska at Lincoln University of Nebraska at Kearney Major: Elementary Education Principalship Occupation: 2nd Grade Teacher Coaching: Softball Basketball Hobbies: Sports Antiques Woodworking Acting Singing
I came to Wood River in 2011 to teach 2nd Grade. I never thought that the school I passed on Highway 30 for 5 years would end up being my home. I grew up just down the road in Grand Island. My mom taught kindergarten for 35 years in the same school and my dad was a worker at Case/New Holland for 41 years before they both retired. My younger sister works as a department manager at Walmart North. My two kids Aidan and Makenna go to school in Grand Island. Aidan a 6th grader at Westridge and Makenna a 5th grader at Engleman. Growing up and being around teachers I always knew that I would end up teaching. Once i received my teaching degree I was asked to be a part of the Wood River family and have enjoyed every minute here. I have been pursuing my education more with my Masters in Education in Principalship. I also find "some" time from coaching and school and participate in GILT (Grand Island Little Theatre), acting, helping backstage with lights and sound, directing and just recently am helping start a youth program for Grand Island and the surrounding communities.