Dr. Barbara Sposet
Dr. Sposet is associate professor and middle childhood coordinator for the Division of Education. She brings 32 years of teaching experience in the K-12 classroom with the Brooklyn (Ohio) City School District. Barbara previously spent five years at Notre Dame College as division chair, NCATE coordinator and middle childhood coordinator.
Barbara's classroom and administrative experience includes teaching Spanish and exploratory languages, grades 7-12 as well as teaching American literature to sophomores and serving as department chairman for both foreign languages and English. Barbara also served as advisor to the high school newspaper (32 years) and the yearbook (16 years).
Her middle school experience includes serving as co-assistant principal and initiating the foreign language exploratory program and transition to the middle school concept.
Barbara has traveled extensively to Spanish-speaking countries and has taken high school students on numerous trips to New York, California, Mexico, Spain and Europe. She also was named an American Field Service exchange teacher to Honduras, Central America in the summer of 1976.
The author of one self-published and two scholarly books, Barbara has presented and written for various local, state, national and international organizations and journals.
Dr. Sposet's research and teaching interests include reading, diversity, second language acquisition, issues in education and culturally-relevant teaching strategies.