Hi! I'm Crystal Barrera, and I have been a social worker helping children and their families since 2008. I worked most recently in the Anoka-Hennepin School District helping families navigate the special education system.I am very excited to join The Early Childhood Hub at SPPS. I love working with young kids because of their refreshing honesty, the way they live in the moment, and how they always make me laugh!I'm a parent of two kids myself (both SPPS students), so I know how challenging raising young humans can be, and that there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to parenting. This is why I'm passionate about helping parents find the right path for their unique circumstances.Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, made up of my husband, two sons, three cats, four dogs, and a hamster named Chad. I also love being outside, doing crafts like cross stitch and crochet, and reading.