Barbara has been an instructor and trainer with Project Learn for thirty-three years. Barbara is also the director of Project Learn’s Volunteer Tutor program. She trains over fifty people each year to become one-to-one reading tutors for the organization’s low-level readers.
After receiving a certificate in Business Studies from Dyke College in 1977, Barbara began her career working in administration for the Greater Cleveland Interchurch Council. It is there she met Nancy Oakley, the founder of Project Learn, and began her tenure as a certified reading teacher for Project Learn.
Over the years, Barbara has taught over 5,000 students and trained thousands of tutors. She can be found on many Sundays at local church congregations speaking about Project Learn and the great benefits of becoming a volunteer tutor (she also spends many an evening at community organizations).
Barbara is the Associate pastor of Burning Bush Baptist Church in Collinwood. Between her ministry and career, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband of thirty-one years, Thomas, their daughter Nicole and three grandchildren, Brandon, Hosea, and Aliyah. And, of course, with Mickey, her cockatiel.