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 once 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, English/Language Arts
B.S. in Human Development from U.W. Green Bay, Masters in Special Education from U.W. Oshkosh
6-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education, 6-12 Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Wilson Dyslexia Therapist
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer 2013; Partners in Education Golden Apple Educator 2007
Much of my professional experience has involved teaching students with learning and/or emotional-behavioral disabilities. Before becoming a teacher, I enjoyed working with troubled youth in residential programs in Illinois and upstate New York but eventually found my way home to Wisconsin. I've taught 6th-8th grade core subjects in the regular and special education settings for many years but have found my home in the subject of reading intervention.
A lifelong learner, I am passionate about how the brain works and how people learn to read. I am a Wilson Reading System certified Dyslexia Therapist who loves helping students achieve their reading goals. When not in the classroom, I enjoy biking, hiking, traveling, spending time with my family and friends, and spending too much time on social media.