Barbara was a teacher who loved children and enjoyed teaching them throughout her career. She specialized in early childhood education, teaching 2nd grade most of her career.
Barbara was a bright ray of sunshine on every faculty staff with whom she worked. She had an easy smile that brightened the room and an infectious laugh. Her sense of humor was quick and witty and brought a smile to all. She was a generous person with her time, talent, and resources. She was always willing to help anyone at any time.
After retiring, Barbara performed volunteer service in Hyattsville, Maryland at OASIS – a national education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of mature adults by offering challenging programs in the arts, humanities, health, technology, and volunteer service. She was also a member of The Lake Arbor Social Seniors, a group that provides mature adults with activities for socializing.
In her leisure time, Barbara loved sewing, reading, cooking, making crafts, antique shopping, and attending school workshops. Most of all she loved to travel. She traveled all over the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, Africa, and Iceland. She also belonged to The Toastmasters in England and enjoyed giving Toastmasters speeches to her local club. She was very spontaneous, had a quick wit, and could inject just the right amount of humor into her speeches, whether they were planned or impromptu.
Barbara was a loving daughter, sister, and friend. Her warm smile and generous nature is missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.