Barbara Coleman is a Sponsor Funded Office/Clerical Research Technician II for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Center for State and Local Finance where she is responsible for data collection and reviewing case records relying on background in social work and child welfare best practices, for evidence of foster care agency meeting and maintaining permanency, safety, and wellbeing standards for abused and neglected children.
Prior to being a Research Technician II, for 39 years Barbara Coleman was a Transitional Guidance Counselor – Ninth Grade, for Danbury Board of Education, Danbury High School (DHS) Danbury, Connecticut. Mrs. Coleman developed and implemented The P.O.W.E.R.S. Program (Pursuing Opportunities-Working for Educational Rewards and Success). In conjunction, for 17 years she was a Mental Health Technician in the Behavioral Health Department at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. At Western Connecticut State University she was an Up-ward Bound Program Advisor/Teacher/Program Developer/Community Service Coordinator.
Mrs. Coleman received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Morris Brown College, Family Life Education, her Master of Science Degree from Western Connecticut State University, Education/Psychology, and a Master of Science Degree from Western Connecticut State University, Guidance and Counseling.