Barbara works with teams to help them manage the intricate details of their projects. She brings attention to detail and attentive listening to the Lumen Impact Team, to ensure accuracy and compliance for high-stakes programs.
Barbara has spent the past 10 years in education, both as a teacher and a mentor. In addition to her work with Lumen Impact Group, Barbara works to support a group of West Michigan charter schools as an instructional coach and mathematics curriculum lead. She has worked closely with diverse teams of stakeholders to develop a high school math curriculum and grading scale, now used at multiple high schools across Michigan. Barbara is passionate about developing and executing both small and large group professional development opportunities to support educators as they hone their craft.
Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science in Education in Mathematics and Economics from Northern Michigan University, and a Master of Education in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University.
Barbara lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and three children. When she is not working, Barbara enjoys sewing, reading, and exploring West Michigan with her family.