Mrs. Barbara Tharp

Phone: (520)696-5866


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Bacteriology University of Idaho M.S. Biology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Teaching Credential University of Phoenix National Board Certification Early Adolescence Science

Mrs. Barbara Tharp

Welcome to my Math and Science classroom webpage.  I am Barbara Tharp and have been teaching both middle school math and science since 2000.  I enjoy fostering and creating a love of learning in students and helping students to notice and ask quesitons about the world around them.

Defining Moment in My Education

As a middle school and high school student I was fortunate to have two different science teachers that inspired my love of learning in areas of science.  I knew from as early as middle school what I wanted to study in college.  I was able to pursue my passion for medical microbiology by getting my undergraduate degree in Bacteriology and my master's degree in Biology.  

Core Educational Beliefs

There is more than one way to solve a problem.  All students need to understand that we all learn differently and we all have different strengths.  Students need to develop strategies to help them be successful academically, but they also need to develop the perseverance to be successful.

Prior Experience

4th year at Wilson K-8 - 6th grade Math and Science Teacher

15 years at Catalina Foothills School District - 6th & 7th Grade Math-Science Teacher