Dana Barbarick has a passion for teaching and learning. Her work spans from elementary learners to adult and from traditional face-to-face courses to fully online courses.
In addition to teaching courses Ms. Barbarick has written, revised, and edited courses for Concordia University's master's degree program and works to support Concordia University online faculty as the Director of Faculty Development. She has taught numerous methods courses for aspiring elementary teachers, participated in the supervision of students in the field, and presented at local in-service events as well as national conferences.
Ms. Barbarick gained a wealth of practical knowledge regarding classroom practices by spending seventeen years as an elementary school teacher – two years private and 15 years public – before moving into the teacher-education realm. She served for five years as the Director of Teacher Education at Cascade College before joining the team at Concordia University. She maintains an Oregon Standard Teaching license with additional Reading and ESOL endorsements.
Ms. Barbarick graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from Columbia Christian College. She later earned a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Portland. Ms. Barbarick is currently ABD in a doctoral program focused on Professional Studies in Education with an emphasis in adult and online learning.
Ms. Barbarick has three children, twin daughters Emily and Megan, and a son, Zachary. She spends her leisure time enjoying her children and their many sports ventures.