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Barbara McWethy

Instructor of Early Learning and Development

Barbara McWethy


B.A., M.A., Concordia University, 2004, 2007


Barbara McWethy has worked in Early Care and Education for over 25 years, with extensive classroom teaching experience as well as Program Management. She was the Literacy Specialist for Kalamazoo County Head Start, Kalamazoo Michigan, where she worked closely with classroom staff and parents to engage young children in positive literacy learning experiences. Barbara also served as an Early Reading First Coach for an Early Childhood program in Cobb County as part of the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s education staff. Most recently she has served as an Early Learning Mentor Coach for Head Start Programs in both the Nashville, TN area as well as North Georgia. She has worked as a Trainer and Technical Assistance provider, supporting Early Care and Education staff in Professional Development and meeting Bright From the Start Requirements to enable them to apply for approval through the Quality Rated system.


WIDA Early Years Georgia Master Cadre: A Comprehensive Approach to Dual Language Learners certification

DECAL Bright from the Start: Developing Transformative Leaders of Professional Learning Communities certification

Member DECAL Bright from the Start Early Learning Coach Designation Work Group, including writing an approved 20-hour training for the new Designation

Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children Executive Board Member, NAEYC Representative