Barbara Beachley ISM Director of Advisory Services and Consultant | Bio
Barbara Beachley ISM Director of Advisory Services and Consultant | Bio | Mobile

ISM Director of Organizational Learning and Development | Consultant

Expertise

Barbara provides her expertise in the areas of employee development and culture, organizational systems and group dynamics, academic leadership, faculty evaluation, student-centered and brain-based pedagogies, mission identity, survey design, and data analysis.

Current Role

As Consultant and Director of Organizational Learning and Development, Barbara:

  • coordinates growth and leadership development programs for ISM employees;
  • tracks and curates ISM principles and curriculum;
  • consults; writes for Ideas & Perspectives; co-authors books; and conducts webinars in her areas of expertise;
  • facilitates workshops such as ISM’s Engaging Students in an Extended Period, Support Student Success with Faculty Growth and Evaluation Teachers Love!, and Transformative Academic Leadership;
  • presents at national and regional association conferences;
  • provides one-on-one leadership coaching to academic administrators
  • facilitates Board and school leadership retreats; and
  • conducts school survey data presentations for employees, students, Boards, and parents.

Prior Experience

Barbara joined ISM in 2011 after working in the field of education since 1996. She served as an ESL and adult literacy teacher at Boston University, MA; an upper school modern language teacher at the MacDuffie School, MA; and a language teacher and lead advisor at Collegiate School, VA. She also served as Academic Dean at Cape Henry Collegiate School, VA, where she oversaw curriculum and professional growth in grades PK−12.

While enrolled at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, she attended a year of high school in France through School Year Abroad. She later lived in Spain and Brazil, where she learned Spanish and Portuguese.

Education

Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from Trinity College, CT; a master’s degree in applied linguistics from Boston University, MA; a master’s degree in educational administration from Harvard University, MA; and a master’s degree in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY.

Personal Mission Statement

For all beings to be seen, heard, and valued.