Krista Barbour is the creator of a whimsical and rigorous middle school English classroom. Her work in the classroom over the past 11 years has involved visiting retirement communities so students can write narrative nonfiction, motivating students to write 18,000 word novels in 30 days (for real!), and incorporating food trucks into a rigorous analysis of short stories. Krista has taught in both public and independent schools and is committed to making middle school not the worst place ever!
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