Reka Barton is a director on the Prepared To Teach team where she works with and supports local partnerships across our National Learning Network. She brings to the work expertise in teacher education from multiple perspectives and positions, as well as experience in leading innovative programming and change at the higher education level.
Prior to her role at Prepared To Teach, Reka received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Teaching in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia. She then became a teacher, teaching grades kindergarten through fifth grade mostly in a dual language Spanish-English program. She has also served in other capacities in education such as district literacy leader, biliteracy curriculum writer, professional development facilitator, dual language coach, and university supervisor. After 10 years as an elementary classroom teacher, Reka began supporting teacher candidates by teaching Literacy Methods courses at San Diego State University. She is also a PhD candidate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Education with San Diego State and Claremont Graduate University.