Barbara McPherson

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B.A. English San Francisco State University Secondary Ed. Credential San Francisco State University Masters in Counseling University of Montana National Board Certification University of Washington

Barbara McPherson

Welcome to ACES! 

After teaching just about every English class at Mariner High School – from freshman English to AP Lit to creative writing - I decided to make a change and transferred to ACES in 2018. It was a great decision.  The small class size and the caring staff often make this school feel like a family. 

I moved to Everett 17 years ago, after teaching in California, Arizona, and Montana. I have always loved reading, writing, and working with young people, so teaching was a natural path. When students write a piece they are proud to share or read text that encourages them to see the world in a different light, I feel we have done our job. 

Besides teaching, I love to hike, garden, read and travel. So far I’ve been to Italy, Ireland, Turkey, England, and Scotland, along with other fun spots in Mexico, Canada, and cities across the U.S.  

While working at ACES I hope to collaborate with staff on projects that make a difference and make learning fun for students.