Welcome to Science at Barcroft

Kindergarten – Fifth grade

with Ms. Krista Bouton and Mrs. Susan Spranger

Ms. Bouton posing next to a koala.

Hello! My name is Krista Bouton. I was born in Oneonta, New York.  I moved to Virginia in 1997 and began teaching at Barcroft.  I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, was a resource teacher, participated in a Fulbright Teaching Exchange in England, and have been teaching in the Science Lab for the last 8 years. Teaching Science is my favorite. I love when students observe  and are curious about the world around them! When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling, reading, playing golf, and spending time with my boyfriend Rich and our dog, Sainte.

Mrs. Spranger smiling in her Science classroom.Hi! My name is Susan Spranger. I’ve been teaching for over thirty years, the past twenty years in APS. For sixteen years, I’ve been a Service Learning and Outdoor/Environmental Education Teacher. I’m thrilled to have recently joined the Barcroft team as a part-time Science Teacher. Science is a great subject to teach because just about every unit is super exciting! I just love watching kids make connections between everyday science (and other) curriculum while spending time in the natural world. I recognize the importance of getting children outside for learning. I’m excited to work with the PTA and my colleagues to grow the outdoor classroom program at Barcroft. I’ve already begun an after-school Environmental Club. On a personal note,  I’m married to Christian Spranger and we call Arlington home. We have two girls, Stephanie at Wakefield and Gabrielle at JMU. Our pets, Jessie the dog and Pepper and Brynn the cats bring me joy! My favorite places to spend time are the beach and the woods.