District Special Education Coordinator
Barbara received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University and her Master of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the area of Speech-language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is licensed to practice speech pathology in the State of Oklahoma. Barbara began her career at JPS in the fall of 1989 as a Speech-language Pathologist for the Jenks Enriched Early Education Program. Before beginning her tenure at Jenks, Barbara provided speech-language services for students at the Hissom Memorial Center and for clients in a private practice group in Tulsa. She also worked as a Clinical Supervisor for graduate students in Speech-language Pathology at the University of Tulsa. Barbara has served the district as a site special education coordinator at the preschool and elementary level before moving into her current position as a district coordinator. Her primary responsibility is to provide technical assistance and training to school sites regarding federal and state special education regulations, programming and services.