Barb Harris

EXPERIENCE

Lead Subject Matter Expert, Academic Benchmarks, Cincinnati, Ohio 2005-Present

• Lead various projects to align PreK-12 state standards to educational curriculum and products (textbooks, media, lesson plans, etc.) • Serve as subject matter expert for lead team's communication with various clients (Scholastic, Learning Station, Intel-Assess, SMART, Waterford, Sungard, Sublime, Atomic Learning, etc.) • Develop in-depth knowledge of all current state standard documents • Oversee and review contractors' alignments to heighten quality, and report trends and gaps • Advise clients in state standards documents, alignment process and develop alignment guidelines • Revised methods for contractor training and ongoing support

Instructional Technology Specialist, Leon County School District, Tallahassee, Florida 2005-2008

• Staff Developer for Project LIFE (Laptop Initiative for Education), developed and modeled technology- based units of study in elementary & middle school classrooms • Observed, evaluated, and coached teachers for best instructional practices • Provided bi-monthly professional development sessions for teachers covering various technology resources and tools • Organized and lead week-long, county-wide summer institutes for technology training and integration • Introduced new technologies to schools; outfitting classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, and created long-term plan for technology integration • Presenter at Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC)

Fourth Grade Teacher, Lakota Local School District, Liberty Township, Ohio 2003-2005

• Completed the Columbia University Teacher's Reading and Writing Project • Served on the Diversity Committee, completed Ruby Payne's Framework for Understanding Poverty training • Reading Intervention Instructor, created curriculum and taught after-school classes • Completed Ohio's State Institute for Reading Instruction • Over 97% of students passed state standardized tests

Third Grade Teacher, Fairfield City School District, Fairfield, Ohio 2001-2003

• Looped with students from third to fourth grade • Developed curriculum and instructed Math and Reading Proficiency Camps to prepare for state testing • Served on the district-wide Diversity Action Team • Over 98% of students, including special education, passed state standardized tests

EDUCATION

Nova