Mrs. Barbara Forsberg

Special Education Teacher

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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.

 

Expertise
Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Reading Intervention, English/Language Arts, Technology

Degrees
B.S. in Human Development from U.W. Green Bay, M.A. in Special Education from U.W. Oshkosh

Certifications
6-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education, 6-12 Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities, Wilson Reading System Teacher, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Early Childhood Education

Awards
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer 2013; Partners in Education Golden Apple Educator 2007

Social Media
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Experience
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.