A partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools to create a networked improvement community of 14 schools across the district focused on improving secondary literacy outcomes for their predominantly African American, Latinx, and low-income students.
Barbara is an associate managing director of the networked improvement science group at the Carnegie Foundation. She joined Carnegie as a networked improvement fellow in 2017. She comes to the Foundation from Oakland Unified School District where, as a mathematics coordinator, she supported teacher professional learning and the development and implementation of middle and high school math curriculum and assessment in the transition to Common Core State Standards. Her work in Oakland also focused on building teacher leadership and collaborative communities focused on instructional practice. She is passionate about empowering teachers and improving students’ experiences and outcomes in math so that young people see themselves as powerful learners.
Prior to her work in Oakland, Barbara was a high school math teacher for 12 years in Bay Area schools. As part of a highly collaborative math department whose work was studied for its equity-oriented approach, she used Complex Instruction pedagogy to support students to learn and thrive in heterogeneous classrooms. She was also a contributing author and editor for a series of middle and high school math textbooks.
Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in mathematics and history. She also holds a master’s degree from Mills College, where she earned her teaching credential.
December 19, 2022
This series of blog posts presents resources for educators from the 2021 Summit on Improvement in Education (and elsewhere). This offering includes the second volume of resources focused on Leadership.
December 6, 2022
Carnegie presents, Living Improvement: Resources from the 2021 Summit, a series of releases with selected material from the 2021 Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. Resources focus on leadership, equity, data, and coaching. In this post, we present resources focusing on the role of coaching in continuous improvement. This…
November 1, 2022
This series of blog posts presents resources for educators from the 2021 Summit on Improvement in Education (and elsewhere). This is the third blog post, and it focuses on Data and Measurement.
October 11, 2022
This series of blog posts presents resources for educators from the 2021 Summit on Improvement in Education (and elsewhere). In this post, we present resources focusing on the role of equity in continuous improvement.