Barbara was born in California and moved to Nevada as a teen. Barbara truly understands the stressors that many of the children in our schools go through. Barbara was a teen who had to cope with the pain of abuse and neglect. Barbara was forced to drop out of high school as a result. However, her determination and sheer will drove her to complete her GED. Barbara then attended the College of Southern Nevada earning an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. Barbara continued onto the University of Nevada at Las Vegas earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Barbara continued on and earned a Master of Education with a Dual Focus on Licensure and Secondary Education-Science. Over the past 17 years, Barbara has practiced in Education in a variety of positions and assignments. Barbara has served as a Tutor for Children of all ages, in all subjects, in different programs: CSN, UNLV GEAR UP, Home Schooling, Private Tutor, and Mentor. Barbara served as a Science Teacher at Desert Pines High School for four years. Barbara has not shied from tough and demanding educational positions. Recognizing the need for more teachers to work with our most vulnerable children, Barbara volunteered for assignment as a Teacher at Jeffrey Behavioral High School. Upon Jeffrey Behavioral’s closing, Barbara was the only teacher selected from Jeffrey Behavioral School to help open South Academic Center for behavioral students.
Like many dedicated Professional Educators, Barbara grew frustrated with the lack of support for Teachers and Children. Barbara also recognized the inability of many to take realistic and innovative steps to deal with the large class sizes, unsafe schools and the lack of accountability by educational leaders. Barbara reluctantly decided to leave the Clark County School District.
Barbara has continued to tutor students and has since attained many certifications in group aerobics, gentle yoga and more. Barbara has written and published her first book called Negative Past, Positive Tomorrow with the purpose of helping others in a similar struggle. Barbara is committed to making our District C Schools better. Barbara recognizes the importance of strengthening collaboration between federal, state, county, municipal and school district leaders. Barbara is committed to strengthening those ties, reducing classroom sizes, making our schools more innovative, improving safety in our schools and ensuring that your elected school board is accountable to you.
Barbara has lived and worked in District C for over 10 years. Barbara purchased her home in District C, and planted a garden. Barbara is active in the community and she is ready on Day 1 to serve as your School Board Trustee for Clark County School District, District C.