Dr. Barajas has over 30 years in education and administration. She has taught Spanish, English as a Second Language, dual-language immersion, gifted and talented, reading, math, social studies, science, and special education in grades K-12. In addition to classroom teaching experience, she has held many leadership positions, including assistant principal, at-risk programs coordinator, special education department chair, testing coordinator, and program manager throughout various public, private, and public charter school districts as well as colleges in Texas and Georgia.
Dr. Barajas has written curriculum for a variety of programs. She has a true desire for learning and is a lifelong learner. Dr. Barajas earned her Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish Education from Clayton State College and State University and Georgia State University respectively. She earned a Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision from Georgia College and State University and earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Throughout her career, Dr. Barajas has served as a facilitator to students and teachers in their pursuit of success. She has dedicated her life to working with other educators to help motivate and build student engagement and achievement for every student. She believes that EVERY student can reach their full potential and has experienced great success with this belief put into action.
When she is not at school, Dr. Barajas loves spending time with her big Husky dog, Rudy, and hanging out with friends and family. She loves watching football and going shopping. Traveling is also one of her favorite activities and is looking forward to exploring Idaho. She has three successful adult children and five wonderful grandchildren who live in Texas and Georgia.