Ms. Barnabas was elected to the Webster CSD Board of Education in 2022. She serves on its budget advisory committee, is PTSA liaison to Schlegel Road Elementary, Willink Middle School, and Webster Thomas HS, and serves on MCSBA’s labor relations and information exchange committees. Her community involvement has included serving as board president and member of Beechwoods Homeowners Association, board member, president, and reading mother for Webster Montessori School and Webster Montessori Society, Webster PTSA member, and Cub Scout den mother.
A retired Webster CSD English teacher, Ms. Barnabas also served as English department leader at Webster Thomas, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) advisor for English grades 6-12, an English tutor, and literary magazine advisor. She has also worked on numerous educational committees at Webster CSD, taught ESOL at Irondequoit Adult Education, and taught English and elementary school in Buffalo Public Schools. She is a recipient of the Oak Tree Teacher Appreciation Award.
Ms. Barnabas received her BA in Humanities from Canisius College, her MS in English Education from Canisius College, and her AP English training from Fordham University. She and her husband have three grown children, all of whom graduated from Webster CSD, and four grandchildren