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Kim Barker

QuIEL Project Coordinator    ,

Ph. D. candidate in Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University, 2011-Present
Master of Education in Language and Literacy-ESOL, Georgia State University, 2006
Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, Berry College, 1986


Teacher Preparation focusing on urban elementary school settings
Culturally responsive pedagogy


Kim Barker, project coordinator for the Quality Instruction for English Learners (QuIEL) Grant, is a former K-5 ESOL teacher. In addition to serving as local school lead teacher, she served on numerous district-level committees charged with responsibilities including curriculum, resources, and professional learning development and presentation. Ms. Barker is currently a doctoral student in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Teacher Education at Georgia State University. Her current projects focus on preparing effective teachers of diverse learners, evaluation of teacher preparation programs, and mentor teacher professional learning. She has presented at numerous conferences and has two publications.


Barker, K.S. (2013). “Help around the Corner: Innovative Ideas for Community Support of Elementary English Learners.” In G. Onchwari & J. Keengwe (Eds.), Cross-cultural considerations in the education of young immigrant learners.

Barker, K.S. (2006). Literature circles: Implementing a rich strategy for English language learners. The Literacy Lens 5, 1-9.

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