Mrs. Raak

Welcome to "our" 5th grade classroom!  My name is Barb Raak and I have been teaching in South Haven for over 15 years.  I have 4 children, three of which are now married and have children of their own, making me a grandmother, also!  I live in South Haven with my husband Jim on our family fruit farm. 

I enjoy teaching, especially math and science.  I also help coach the J.V. softball team at the high school in the spring.  I am a looping teacher, meaning I get a classroom of 4th grade students and then keep them the following year for 5th grade.  It is a wonderful arrangement that keeps the learning flowing without a lot of interruptions.