• In 2014, Barb was selected by the Virginia Commission for the Arts to be one of their Performing Artists, traveling across Virginia telling stories and teaching workshops. The Commission provides funds to help pay for Barb’s visits to Virginia schools. PLEASE contact Barb if you are interested in getting up to half the cost of Barb’s programs paid by VCA. Barb can give you all the information you need to apply for funding. But don’t delay, funding goes quickly. Contact Barb today.



    "Barbara, thank you so much!!! Everyone is still talking about what a great time they had...teachers and students! :-) I am thrilled that everyone enjoyed themselves, but I was most pleased with our special needs students...they were engaged the entire time!!! They were laughing, singing, and doing the hand motions alongside the other students...what a blessing that was!!! Thank you again and we look forward to the next time."

    Teresa Sanders
    Literacy Coach
    Rocky Mount Elementary
    Franklin County Public Schools

    "My son is a 3rd grader at Murray Elementary. He loved your visit and said that it was the BEST assembly EVER (and he is a tough customer!)...Thanks for your wonderful work!"

    Gwyn Conway
    Murray Elementary School
    Albemarle County Public Schools

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  • Barb is a proud member of the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), VASA (Virginia Storytelling Alliance), and the Girl Scouts of the USA.

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