Katherine Barwin

NDAA Secretary

Katherine has served as the NDAA Secretary since 2009. She became involved in the organization when her high school daughter, who has cerebral palsy (CP), joined the ranks of the Vermont Sledcats and twice attended the USA Sled Hockey Player Development Camp in Rochester, NY. Given how extensively NDAA supported and encouraged her daughter, Katherine wanted to give back to the organization.

As a management consultant and trainer, Katherine currently works in business and healthcare organizations around Vermont. Prior to this position, for thirty years she served in Vermont schools as a principal, curriculum coordinator, literacy coach, and teacher. She is currently the President of VT-ASCD, a professional development organization for Vermont educators. Additionally, she serves as the Field Advisor for the ARC Literacy Masters program, which is a three-year masters program for teachers in the Addison-Rutland supervisory unions. She is also a licensed foster parent, and believes in outreach and advocacy for vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

Katherine earned her masters degree from Harvard University in 1987, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 1981. Katherine is also a 2008 graduate of the Snelling Leadership Project.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Katherine spends her time with her four children, two dogs, one cat, and a host of friends and family. Her hobbies center around homesteading, music, sustainability, and home renovation.

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