Educator in New Jersey
Barry Saide has been in education for 15 years, the past 13 in Bernards Township. He has taught second, third, and fifth grade. Barry has built curriculum in all subjects, created and led programming, served on steering committees, and aligned assessment to meet the demands of state and national initiatives.
Barry serves ASCD as a Member-at-Large on their State Executive Board, writes monthly on their digital and paper platforms, and is a 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader. Barry is the Past Co-President of NJASCD North, where he helped build and lead professional development opportunities for 10 of 21 New Jersey counties.
Barry serves the New Jersey Department of Education on three educator work groups, where he focuses on career and technical education, model curriculum, and aligning instruction, assessment, and standards.
Barry is a current member of the PARCC Educator Leader Cadre. He is trained on all PARCC modules, which he turnkeys on a state and national level. Barry is former New Jersey Regional Captain for Student Achievement Partners. In this role, he selected educators from New Jersey to receive hands-on CCSS training from the creators of the CCSS, and helped match CCSS trained educators with district needs.
Barry serves in an advisory capacity to the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and National Center for Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In his role with the Gates Foundation, he serves as a member of their Teacher Advisory Council. He serves as a sounding board for potential educational policy, and helps in organizing and leading national and regional Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) convenings. In his role with NCTQ, Barry provides feedback and a thought partner for their Teacher Advisory Group. His focus is on teacher prep programs, student voice, and education policy.