For the past ten years, Barbara Woerner has served Western students and faculty as an academic advisor, placement and program coordinator, and departmental assistant. Her core beliefs in our connectedness and the potential of all learners informs her propensity to support students in their academic journeys, utilizing positive and purposeful approaches. She is self-motivated, reflective and socially conscious.
Before moving to Gunnison, Barbara spent four years as a 5th-grade teacher, elementary math & reading coach, and interim teacher for elementary and middle levels. She directed a K-8 after school care program for six years and a religious education and youth ministry program for four years. At the University of West Florida, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/English to Speakers of Other Languages and has held teaching licenses in three states, with the distinction of Highly Qualified Teacher of Elementary Core Academic Subjects & Reading Grades 7-12.
Barbara earned the Educational Testing Service Recognition of Excellence for the PRAXIS Elementary Education Subject Area Assessment.