Barbara Alvarez is a graduate of Texas A & M Commerce and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism.. While working in the business world, she felt as if there was something missing in her life and it was then that she entered into the Alternative Certification program through Dallas ISD. This is her fifth year at Dallas Academy. Barbara received her certification in Special Education (EC-12), General Education (1-8), and English as a Second Language (EC-12). She taught in Dallas ISD and at St. Thomas Aquinas in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Her love of learning and desire to be the best possible teacher has her working to obtain a Master’s Degree in Special Education with a Diagnostician certification. She is also certified in the Take Flight Program for students with Dyslexia. Ms. Alvarez enjoys baking/cooking, photography, and is a Rangers, Stars and Notre Dame fan! She also loves spending time with friends and family. Barbara is excited to be a part of the Dallas Academy family and is looking forward to an amazing year!