Barbara Lawson is an international consultant, presenting workshops and seminars in learning-focused conversations for mentors, teacher leaders, instructional supervisors, and administrators. Barbara’s extensive educational experience includes teaching in a rural K-8 school, a suburban junior high school, and an urban high school. She has taught at the university level and served as an administrator for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington Education Association.
As a staff development director, she developed a mentoring and coaching program for both beginning and experienced teachers, as well as demonstration sites for instruction and assessment practices for a standards-driven system. As Director of Program Development for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, she guided policy and created programs to support teachers and administrators in education reform for Washington State.
Barbara has conducted workshops for para-educators, teachers, and administrators in a variety of areas including supervision, leadership, decision-making, curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom management, and partnership conferencing.
Barbara holds a B.A. Ed. from Western Washington University and M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Puget Sound.