Sixth in the 2017-18 New Staff Series


Jane Barr

Administrative Assistant to the Elementary Principal


Hometown: Sturgeon Bay

High School: Sevastopol High School

College: She earned her degree in Early Childhood and Business Management from Southwest Tech.

Previous employment: I taught preschool for 14 years at a group child care center in Verona. When my second child was born I became an in home licensed childcare provider. That is where I spent the last 13 years.

Hobbies/Free time interests: I enjoy, camping, boating, gardening, and snowmobiling. I love to be outside.  I also enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

Spouse/children names: I have been married to my husband, Bret, for 21 years.  We have a son, Kaleb, who is a senior at Iowa-Grant and a daughter, Arianna, who is in 8th grade at Iowa-Grant as well.

What attracted you to apply at MP Schools?Living not far from Mineral Point in Cobb, I have always heard a lot of positive feedback about the Mineral Point School District from both families and staff.  I was looking for a job in a school district where everyone felt like family and the district as a whole felt like a community.   I believe I have found that in Mineral Point.

Quotable: My love for children is why I’m interested in this position.  I could not think of a more perfect job for me as I embrace a career change.  The joy on a child’s face as they reach new goals and master new skills is so heart warming. The positive energy a child puts off is contagious and I can’t help but smile when around it.  Along with being around children, I have extensive clerical experience.  I thrive on organizing, scheduling, and maintaining a properly functioning office environment. This job will be the best of both worlds for me.

I am definitely a “people person,” finding it very easy to interact and communicate with others.  I am very comfortable becoming a team player.  I also am known for going the extra mile in a business or organization and taking the initiative to become a leader working with others, ensuring all needs are met.  I am able to communicate with a friendly, upbeat and professional attitude, always keeping in mind a “customer first” approach.