Barbara K. Given

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Nominated by: Teresa M. Zutter

Barbara Given’s contribution to education involves the strategic understanding of learning styles, personality types, and learning disabilities. Educators in the United States and around the world have utilized her strategies. Her lifelong work on brain research pertaining to teaching and learning is the foundation for the Greater Washington Academy, the University of Rhode Island Academy, as well as academies at University of Connecticut, University of Central Florida and Pepperdine.  Her goal is to assist First Star, Inc. to implement 100 Academies nationwide within the next 10 years.

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