Barbara Brown, Senior Associate, Curriculum and Instruction, guides the implementation of successful turnaround strategies at school and district levels. Barbara specializes in mentoring and coaching, providing professional development on instruction, and assisting districts and schools to use data to improve student academic performance. She has extensive expertise in instructional technology and learning, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Barbara previously served as educational specialist for staff development in Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia. In that capacity, she organized and facilitated district-wide trainings, coordinated the district’s teacher mentoring program, and designed a specialized mentoring program to support year two teachers. She also served as the exceptional education department chair and as the division coordinator for positive behavior interventions and supports. Barbara taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and was recognized as Teacher of the Year and Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator.