Barbara Wittner

Barbara Wittner

I was born and raised in Illinois. After college I decided I never wanted to deal with snow or cold weather again, so I moved to Southern California. My husband and I have two adult children. Both of the kids spent time on the east coast but the snow and cold brought them back to Southern California . I love to teach and watch children learn skills so they can be successful in sports and activities. When I’m not teaching, I like to bike ride, walk at the beach, read and watch all levels of sports.

I’m excited about working with the staff and children at Hollygrove.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Illinois State University, Physical education

What is your highest degree held?
B.S. In Education
P.E. Credential
Adapted P.E. Credential

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I loved to participate in sports in high school, but had very negative experiences in P.E. class. I wanted to be a P.E. teacher so that my students all have positive experiences in class. My goal is to give every student the confidence to be an active student and eventually an active adult.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
I have been teaching for 28 years and coaching for 25 years.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I’m excited about being part of the family/ community.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
I loved the Little House on The Prarie series.