Mrs. Barbara Forsberg

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 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

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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. 

Office Location

Room 1086