John Barenberg


Our class uses BUZZ for all of our ELA lessons. The link is: http://marsingkids.buzz.agilixapps.com/student/login
With that link parents can see all of the Common Core State Standards as well as lesson targets (Objectives) for each day. They can access links to other resources we use such as quizlet, Discovery ED, IXL and more.

We also use Class Messenger as a way to quickly communicate between teachers and parents. You can sign up for Class Messenger at: http://cmsngr.co/LGAG3PEP2M

I've been working for the Marsing School District for more than 30 years. I've taught third grade for 29 years and I substituted for a few years prior to that. I've worked at our After-School program from it's inception, almost 24 years!  

I attended BSU to earn my BA and MA. I've attended many hours of continuing education through NNU as well.

I enjoy riding my quad and taking pictures of the places I've been and posting them on Google Earth as jbaren. I currently have nearly 4,000 pictures posted to Google Maps and Google Earth! If you would like to see some pictures of my travels and pictures I've posted to Google Maps and Google Earth, go to http://www.panoramio.com/user/623852 and check it out.

I'm also a grandfather to two great little girls, Aubrey and Addylin.  


Paul Stephens


My name is Paul Stephens and I'm excited to begin my 14th year in the classroom. I have been married for 29 years to my beautiful wife, Becky, who is also a teacher. We have 3 grown children and are blessed with 2 grandchildren. We live on a farm just 15 minutes away from the school. 

I love the rural life and I'm honored to be able to 'give back' to the community where I reside. My desire is that every child who enters my classroom, will become a lifelong learner.  My motto is "not to survive this world, but to thrive in this world!"


Carol McVea


My name is Carol McVea and I have been married to my handsome husband, Karl for 37 years. we have two grown children and four adorable grandchildren who live in Oklahoma. I was so happy to go see them this summer and meet my newest grandson born on June 20!

I've been a teacher for over 20 years and have taught K-6th grades in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Idaho. I originally did my student teaching in the third grade. I taught 3rd grade at Marsing Elementary last year and I'm excited to be back this year! I was born and raised in a rural community so want to "give back" to a rural school district here in Marsing.