Professional Bio

Ph. D. in  Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M. Ed.in Educational Administration and Supervision, University of North Texas

B. A. in Elementary Education/ Generic Special Education, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)

Research & Scholarship

Research Projects & Academic Studies

Response to Intervention within urban school settings

Strategies for teaching and assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional students

Preparing and supporting quality urban educators

Science Education within the context of school reform

Teacher relationships and collaboration within the context of school reform

Articles

Grassi, E. & Barker, H.B. (2012). Involving parents of young culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students. Accellerate quarterly review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition 4(2). Winter 2012, pgs. 11-12.

Armon, J., E. Grassi, H. Barker, J. Cross, K. Nutting, and E. Dorman (2012). Developing
justice-oriented teachers: Personal transformation through relationships. Jesuit
Higher Education: A Journal 1. Available at http://jesuithighereducation.org/index.php/jhe/index

Barker, H.B., Grassi, E. (2011). Culturally Responsive Practices for the Special Education Eligibility Process. Accellerate quarterly review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition 3(1). Spring 2011, pgs. 2-4.

Books & Book Chapters

Grassi, E. & Barker, H. B. (2010).  Teaching and assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students with exceptionalities.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Osborne, M.D. & Barker, H.B. (2010). Local  teacher-based curriculum development in McGaw, B., Peterson, P. & Baker, E. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education.  Oxford:  Elsevier.

Barker, H.B. & Westland, C. (2009), Evolving Roles:  Relationships and Policy in C. Basile, (Ed.), Intellectual capital:  The intangible assets of professional development schools.  Albany, NY:  SUNY Press.

Olson, F. & Barker, H.B. (2009), Literacy and Technology as capital  in C. Basile, (Ed.), Intellectual capital:  The intangible assets of professional development schools. Albany, NY:  SUNY Press.

Awards & Recognition

Faculty Lecturer of the Year, 2010—Regis College “Redefining “Quality” in Education”, February 25, 2011.

Research Award—Impact on Policy, Action Research Conference, 2003

Nominated for School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver Outstanding Teaching Award, 2002

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Spring 1999, Fall 1999, Spring 2000)

Graduate Fellowship, Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1997-2000)

Rupert Radford Scholar in Special Education, Trinity University (1987-1991)

National Presbyterian Scholar, Trinity University (1987-1991)

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity

Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society