With over two decades of experience, Barbara Patterson Oden has served as a classroom teacher, literacy and gifted resource teacher, instructional coach, district supervisor of professional learning, and adjunct collegiate faculty. Before joining Collaborative Classroom, she served as an elementary assistant principal in a Title I school. She is also an educational consultant with Learning Forward and President of its Virginia Affiliate.
Barbara believes the most revolutionary act of educational equity is teaching EVERY student to read. It is this belief and