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leads our SRSD mentoring specialists helping SRSD novices become experts.

Montgomery County Public Schools

School Improvement Specialist and Special Education teacher, Barbara co-authored two SRSD books: Powerful Writing Strategies for all Students and Bring Powerful Writing Strategies into Your Classroom! Why and How. She also implemented action research projects for Self-Regulated Strategy Development, presented on inclusion practices for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, chaired EMT, IEP and 504 meetings to ensure the appropriate delivery of instructional practices, accommodations, pre-referral interventions and strategies and support for students and mentored teachers on the National Board Certified Teacher process.

Barbara is our lead SRSD training specialist helping educators bring SRSD into their classrooms with fidelity so they can successfully teach it to their students.

Currently, she is a school improvement specialist at Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, with over 20 years of experience teaching elementary special education and six years as a school improvement specialist.


  • Bachelors of Science, Masters of Arts
  • University of Maryland, College Park Special Education

Selected Publications  

Powerful Writing Strategies for all Students, 2008, Brookes Publishing

Selected Research

  • Bring Powerful Writing Strategies Into Your Classroom! Why and How 2013
  • Self-Monitoring of Attention Versus Self-Monitoring of Academic Performance: Effects Among Students with ADHD in the General Education Classroom 2005


Johns Hopkins University, Special Education Infants and Toddlers

McDaniel College, Administrative and Supervision

National Teacher Board Certification Renewal- Special Education


Shaklee Outstanding Special Educator and Grant

Council for Exceptional Children, Allyn Bacon Exemplary Program Award

Outstanding Cooperating Teacher, Baltimore Student-Teacher Committee

Maryland Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Research Award

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