After working as a special education teacher, a director of special education, a principal and a professor and department head at Missouri State, Dr. Barbara N. Martin came to UCM. She shares her experience in education with tomorrow’s educators as part of the Cooperative Doctoral and Education Administration programs. Originally from Independence, Missouri, she earned her BS from University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her MA and EdD from University of Missouri-Kansas City before returning to University of Missouri-Columbia to earn her EdD. In her spare time, she enjoys creating stained glass and pottery. She also enjoys adventurous pursuits such as skydiving and travel by hot air balloon.