Balmer Farah

Farah BalmerFarah Balmer

1st Grade Teacher
Barry Elementary

My name is Farah Balmer and I am so excited to be a part of the Platte County School District family this year. I live in Kansas City with my husband and three elementary-aged children. My family and I have 2 adorable pets -an English White Cream Golden Retriever named Bones and a rescue cat named Buster. My family and I enjoy playing disc golf  and we play music as a band. I dream of traveling the world some day as I have a deep love for cultures and languages.

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Graceland University and my Masters and Specialist Degrees in Language and Literacy from UMKC. I taught 4th grade last year in Liberty and the year prior, I was with the Smithville School District and worked there as a reading resource instructional assistant. I love teaching early literacy and I hope to develop in my students a passion for reading and learning new things each day. 

2023-24 Schedule


8:50-9:10: Lead Time

9:10-9:45: Foundational Skills (Phonics)

9:45-10:30: Small Group Reading

10:30-11:00: Recess

11:00-11:10: Lead Time

11:10-11:22: Foundational Skills (Phonemic Awareness)

11:22-11:47: Lunch

11:55-12:10: Read Aloud

12:10-1:05: Math Workshop

1:05-1:50: Reader's Workshop

1:50-2:40: Specials 

2:40-3:20: Writer's Workshop

3:20-3:50: Lead Time/Pack Up/Closing Circle

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-436-9623 ext. 3120