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       My name is Barbara Charbula, and I am the 4th grade English/Language teacher at Industrial Elementary East.

       I was born and raised in Shiner, Texas. I graduated from Shiner High School in 1985 and from Southwest Texas State University in 1989. I have had the opportunity to teach in Texas, Washington, Tennessee,  and Kentucky, in both private and public schools. The grade levels I have taught are second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and twelfth grade.This is my twenty-second year with Industrial ISD and my first year at the East campus.

       In 2001, I published a book on teaching writing techniques to the elementary and middle school child. The book,Before the Test, has also given me multiple opportunities to present workshops throughout many cities in Texas, including Dallas, El Campo, Victoria, Port Lavaca, Weslaco, College Station, etc...

       I live in Inez with my husband Ronald. Ronald is an avid fisherman. We enjoy our fishing trips to Magnolia Beach and fishing the Garcitas Creek.  Our favorite past times are playing cornhole, gardening, taking care of my chickens, and enjoying the outdoors.  Ronald is also a much better deer hunter, but I love to deer hunt as well. 

       Our daughter Brooke Myers is an honor graduate from The University of Texas in Austin .  She has a degree in Journalism/Communications-- Broadcast Journalism and News.   Brooke lives on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix in the Caribbean where she and her boyfriend own a fishing charter business.   Brooke works for Island Life Real Estate as a videographer  and realtor. Her boyfriend Colt has a Masters Degree in Marine Biology from the University of Texas in Austin and  together they run Captain Cook Fishing Charters out of St. Croix.  Colt is also in charge of a fisheries and sea turtle research team on the island.  Brooke and  Captain Colt enjoy offshore fishing, swimming with wild dolphins, and living the dream life on their very own tropical island paradise! I am blessed each time they return to Texas for a visit or  the times Ronald and I are able to spend with them on their beautiful island.