Barbara Turner began consulting with the students and staff as a Resource Specialist at Gateway to College in August, 2017. Barbara had retired two years ago after 17 years as a Resource Specialist and Mathematics teacher at Petaluma High School. Since then, she has worked in various alternative education programs, administered testing for the Petaluma School District, and maintains a small private math tutoring business. Barbara graduated from California State University at Los Angeles with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics, and continued there to earn an M.A. in Psychology. She also graduated from Sonoma State University with a Special Education Credential in Mild/Moderate disabilities.
Barbara's goal for students is to assist them in discovering their learning styles and strengths, and develop strategies to self-advocate and be successful in meeting their goals.