Dr. Barbara Bishop, Director of Teaching and Learning, has served Georgia students, teachers ,and administrators for the past twenty years. Initially, Dr. Bishop began her career as a high school English and theatre teacher where she developed an interest in curriculum design. This interest led to a position at the Georgia Department of Education where she served as an Instructional Technology Specialist, School Improvement Specialist, and Leadership Facilitator Supervisor. Dr. Bishop holds a BA in Theatre Management and Education, a Masters in Education, a Specialist in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in School Improvement. At West Georgia RESA, she currently leads the work of the Teaching and Learning Team, oversees the Endorsements Program, and provides our systems and schools professional learning and support for ELA.