B.Rur.Sci.(Ed) (UNE) C.O.G.E. (UNSW) M.Ed. (UNE)
Barbara spent a decade in school leadership positions in a mix of metropolitan and regional high schools. Prior to undertaking leadership positions, she spent 15 years as a classroom teacher of Agriculture and Science in rural and regional public schools.
Her passion for meeting the educational needs of gifted students in rural and regional areas saw her complete a Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (COGE) at UNSW, a Master of Education (School Leadership and Gifted Education) at UNE and a Doctor of Education at UNE. As a winner of the prestigious Premier’s Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching, she travelled to four continents to investigate the use of technology in meeting the educational needs of gifted students.
Barbara is passionate about helping to create confident, competent teachers in STEM curriculum areas K-12 particularly for rural, regional and remote areas using technology enhanced approaches.
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
EMM209 Mathematics Content & Pedagogy
ESG504 Providing Challenging Learning for Gifted Students
EPT436 Transition to the Teaching Profession
Barbara works in both online and face-to-face learning and teaching situations embracing both undergraduate and master’s level subjects with equal enthusiasm.