The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is delighted to have Barbara Carter as a faculty member. She has a unique teaching style as she brings to life men and women’s authentic clothing of the Civil War era that she personally creates. Barbara was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and an M.A. degree in Individualized and Personalized Education from Concordia Teachers College in Cincinnati, Ohio. Barb has been an educator for over 50 years in Ohio, Illinois and Utah. One of her favorite sayings is “Once you have chalk in your blood you can never get rid of it.” She has extensive teaching experience in both private and public school systems and has served as a Professor and Director of Elementary Education at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Her excellent teaching ability earned her a listing in Who’s Who in American Education. One of her specialties is the Civil War where she has taught courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) associated with the University of Arizona and for the ILR in SaddleBrooke. Her teaching style is captivating and her philosophy is to bring history alive and not whitewash historical events or personages associated with the Civil War period of American history.
Barbara has always been active in education, civic, community and religious affairs holding leadership positions. She also was the SaddleBrooke liaison with the VA Hospital in Tucson and instrumental in developing the Baby Layette program. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, ceramics, basket weaving, volunteering, reading and of course, researching the Civil War and World War II. The ILR is proud to have Barbara Carter as an Instructor and also as a member of the Curriculum Development Committee. For more information on the ILR program go to www.sbilr.org.