Barbara comes to Will Smith Zoo School with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from UIW, with a 15-yearlong career in education. Growing up in Port Aransas gave Barbara a love of nature. The beach came alive to her, and she loved finding small creatures around the seashore. As an adult, she loves gardening, hiking, and birdwatching. Barbara has other interests in learning ways to help our Earth and the creatures that live on it. She has a home full of animals! She has an albino aquatic frog, two aquatic turtles, fish, two cats, and a dog. Will Smith Zoo School was a natural place for her to land and combine her passion for teaching and love of nature.