Barb began teaching in 1995 and has been serving at Guardian in various capacities since 2001. She received three degrees from Wayne State University (Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Teaching) and a Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Barb and husband, David, have been blessed with two children, Jonathan and Emily, both college students who graduated from Guardian and Lutheran High Westland. Her favorite things about teaching are having the opportunity to ignite and nurture a love of learning in students. "I hope to cultivate inquisitive, appreciative and respectful minds in those I teach. I like teaching students to 'exercise their brains' and to reason and build on what they know and are learning." Barb's hobbies include reading, writing, bicycling, walking and visiting museums and historical sites. She is particularly interested in American history, especially the Civil War and World War II.
Favorite Bible verse: "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guide your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:4-9