Catherine Barbour is a managing technical assistance consultant for school turnaround services at AIR. Barbour is a credentialed School Turnaround Leader, earning her certificate from the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education. She has led three successful school turnarounds as a principal each respectively in an urban, rural, and suburban school district. Barbour’s focus is helping schools, districts and states to implement successful turnaround and transformation services. She leads project teams in the design and development of products and services to support states, districts and schools in their improvement efforts, specifically in the area of school turnaround and transformation, and provides consulting to states, districts and schools in designing, implementing and evaluating school reform initiatives.
Previously, Barbour was an independent consultant working with schools and districts to provide training and support in the implementation of Professional Learning Communities, school improvement leadership coaching for principals and school teams, and curriculum development.