Ms. Barnabas was elected to the Webster CSD Board of Education in 2022. She represents the district on the community partnership Families Igniting Racial Equity (FIRE), is PTSA liaison to DeWitt Elementary School, Willink Middle School, and Webster Thomas High School, and serves on MCSBA’s legislative committee. 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, 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 Award for excellence in teaching.
Ms. Barnabas received her BA in Humanities and 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 Webster CSD graduates) and four grandchildren.