About Ms. B

Hello, I am Barbara E. Burgoyne, better known as Betsy or Ms. B. I have Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a child, I matriculated through Bloom School, Keith Country Day school, and graduated from Guilford High School. I have worked in the Rockford Public Schools for about twenty seven years. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades through the years at Lathrop, Hillman, and Cherry Valley. I enjoy learning more about technology, and am SMART Certified and a SMART trainer. I am a member of the Technology Steering Committee for RPS 205 and the Leadership Team at Cherry Valley. My main priority during the school year is my students. When I am not at work, I enjoy singing (with the Nielson Chorale, resident chorus of the Rockford Symphony), technology, golf, reading, travel, and spending time with friends and family.

I really am looking forward to this year! We will need to work closely as a team (your child, you, and me) to enable your child to succeed. I would appreciate your help and cooperation. You are welcome to visit our classroom any time. Please feel free to call the school (815-332-4938) to talk with me about both joys and concerns, and I will do the same. If I am in class and unable to talk with you, I will return your call as quickly as possible. You may also e-mail me at barbara.burgoyne@rps205.com or betsyb3@comcast.net​ .

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