Mr. Barbour - AP
“Good seeds make great trees.” As I entered the doors of Broad Run High School for the first time, I witnessed a faculty sprinkling seeds and students becoming blossoming trees.
During my tenure as an educator, I have learned the importance of optimizing learning environments and recognizing the needs presented by diverse student populations, implementing academic initiatives and leading colleagues through implementation of school-based programs. These experiences have been instrumental in strengthening my ability to lead various professional learning communities with positive internal and external interactions.
I have an uncompromising view that all students can learn given a positive learning environment that welcomes exploration and enhances student confidence. It is my belief that an educator’s mission should be to creatively and intentionally meet the academic needs of every student.
I earned an undergraduate in English from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Hood College in Frederick, Md. Away from students and hallways, I enjoy spending quality time traveling with my family, but often I can be found on a golf course playing the game that I adore.
Robert Louis once said, “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” As the newest administrator at Broad Run High School, I vow to help cultivate those seeds in our students, giving them the opportunity to sprout like those prodigious trees.