Mrs. Barbara Forsberg
Special Education Teacher
Middle school students are quirky, fun, and often unpredictable; every day is unique, and that’s what I love about teaching at PCMS. A student recently asked me,”Why do I have to do the work I missed when I was gone?! It’s in the past!!” That’s just one humorous aspect of teaching middle school that brings me back (smiling) every day.
Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Reading Intervention, English/Language Arts, Technology
B.S. in Human Development from U.W. Green Bay, M.A. in Special Education from U.W. Oshkosh
6-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education, 6-12 Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities, Wilson Reading System Teacher, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Early Childhood Education
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer 2013; Partners in Education Golden Apple Educator 2007
Much of my professional experience has involved working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral disabilities. Before becoming a teacher, I enjoyed working with troubled youth in residential programs in Illinois and upstate New York. Wisconsin natives, my husband and I jumped at the chance to return to Wisconsin, where I happily began using my teaching license. I taught in Green Bay's Alternative Education Program before moving to Pulaski and PCMS where I've taught 6th-8th grade core subjects in the regular and special education settings for many years.
A lifelong learner, I recently became certified in the Wilson Reading System, a program for teaching struggling readers. I'm also passionate about language arts and technology. Advising an after-school student volunteer group called the Difference Makers has brought me a lot of joy. When not in the classroom, I enjoy traveling, crafting, volunteering, and spending time with family.