Ms. Barela is a SAILS Functional Academic teacher at Kempner High School. She currently teaches Functional Math, Making Connections and Empolyee Skills. This is her tenth year working for Fort Bend ISD, Special Education. She has been working with adults and children with autism and other special needs since 2000. In May 2010, she graduated from Universtiy of Houston-Victoria with a B.S. in Legal Assisting. In addition to her Teaching Certification, Mr. Barela has a specialization in Special Education. While finishing her certification in education she worked in FBISD as a Paraeducator. When given the opportunity and time to succeed she believes that every student has the ability to grow and meet challenges. Ms. Barela is a firm believer in creating lessons that are engaging and promote the building of practical real world skills. She knows that every child differs and considers their different needs and abilities when providing instruction. She promises to her students and their families to model and support daily success, share her enthusiasm for learning and seek opportunities inside and outside the classroom that will help ensure student mastery and a love for learning. Furthermore, she is looking forward to working with parent and students to make this a wonderful and memorable year. Please feel free to contact her anytime.