Year Awarded: 1987 Pound Junior High School Reading and English Teacher

"Barb does not ignore the darkest side of problems confronting youth. She addresses the ugliest of issues with courage and determination. Barb is cautious, but unrelenting, when she sees a child in trouble. She knows that she may be the only lifeline some kids have.

She is not afraid of 'red tape' if her involvement in a situation could help a child. She talks with kids about drugs and sex in a way that shows an acceptance of their growing pains but a desire to lead them into sound moral decisions." Nominator