Barbara is the PreK-6th grade instructional coach at James Morris Elementary School in Morris, Connecticut. Her responsibilities include coaching fellow teachers, providing instruction to intervention students, and actively participating in school-wide literacy events. She was recognized as Regional School District #6 2014 Teacher of the Year and also received the 2013 Follett Creativity Award. Barbara is a Ford’s National Oratory Fellow and a Civil War Washington Teacher Fellow. Aside from reading about history, Barbara enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her sons. She lives in rural Woodbury, CT with her husband, Peter, and their rather naughty boxer.