Barb is passionate about many things when it comes to education, but literacy and children’s play are front and foremost. She has been a kindergarten and early primary teacher for many years, as well as having spent three years as a literacy facilitator for the North Vancouver School District. Barb has shared her passion for keeping play at the heart of young children’s lives, at early childhood conferences and to parent groups all over the province. She has co-authored the oral language development resource, Our Turn to Talk, and has worked on a number of other curriculum documents for the North Vancouver School District. Barb is a Tribes Learning Communities© trainer and firmly believes in ensuring that all children feel included, safe and listened to.