Barbara joined the teaching staff at KUM in 2018 after 8-plus years teaching 3 & 4’s and 4 & 5’s at Forsyth School. Barbara earned a B.A. in English from Washington University and a M.A.T in Early Childhood Education from Webster University. Barbara and her husband, David, have lived in Kirkwood for over 25 years, where they raised their children Andrew and Caroline. They have one dog and four chickens–all of whom are quite spoiled. She enjoys reading, cooking, baking (cookies are her specialty), sewing, quilting and gardening and in general spending time outdoors.