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Dr. Cyndi Barr Appointed as the New District Literacy Coach

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Baldwin County School District is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Cyndi Barr as the District's new literacy coach. With a wealth of experience spanning 16 years in the field of education, Barr brings a comprehensive skill set and a passion for fostering literacy development among students.

Barr's diverse background encompasses various roles within the education sector, including classroom teacher, teacher leader, mentor teacher, online teacher, department chair, and instructional coach. Her primary expertise lies in English Language Arts (ELA) and Reading, making her an invaluable asset to the district's literacy initiatives.

Barr grew up in South Carolina, where she graduated high school from Heathwood Hall. Her educational journey includes a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies from The University of Maryland College Park and a Master's Degree in Curriculum Instruction and Reading from Grand Canyon University. Additionally, Barr holds a Specialist Degree in Teacher Leadership from Georgia College and State University and a Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practices from Trevecca Nazarene University. She also earned her Tier I Leadership certification from West Georgia University and her Tier II Leadership Certification from Valdosta State University. Dr. Barr has completed the following endorsements: Gifted, Reading, ESOL, MTSS, SPED, Online Instruction, Instructional Coach, and Personalized Learning.

Barr has one son and two daughters. Her son resides in Birmingham, serving as a consultant, while his wife pursues a career as a pediatric intern at UAB. Furthermore, Barr's daughters are making significant strides in the medical field, with one attending Mercer University in Macon as a third-year medical student and the other pursuing her fourth year at Life University in Atlanta. In her free time, Barr likes to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends.

Barr's extensive experience, coupled with her dedication to educational excellence, will undoubtedly enhance the district's literacy initiatives and support the growth and success of students.

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