Doctor of Education: Organizational Leadership / Brandman University, Irvine, California
Master of Science: Special Education /National University, La Jolla, California
Bachelor of Arts: History/California Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
Instruction Specialist Credential: Learning Handicapped
Single Subject Social Sciences
Director of Student Services/ Special Education/Banning Unified School District
Dr. Barbara Wolford is an educator with almost 30 years of experience in the field of Special Education. Dr. Wolford has 21 years of classroom experience as a self-contained Special Day Class teacher and as a Resource Specialist. Dr. Wolford is currently the Director of Student Services and Special Education of Banning Unified School District. As Director, Barbara has worked collaboratively with a diverse stakeholder group to develop a collaborative teaching model at the secondary level, an autism specific program, and a District Mental Health program. In 2016-2017 school year, she earned the honored distinction of being the District’s certificated Administrator of the year. Dr. Wolford’s expertise in the areas of Special Education and school climate have earned the District several grant awards for the State Preschool Program, State Inclusion Program and a grant “Learning Communities Student Support Program” which focuses on chronic absenteeism. The District has been awarded Model SARB distinction for 2016 and 2019. Additionally the work her department has led in the area of PBIS has led to five schools being honored with Bronze, Silver and Gold PBIS awards from the State of California PBIS Coalition.