Barbara Ann Genovese-Fraracci
Barbara Ann Genovese-Fraracci joined the SEAL team as a trainer for Southern California in 2014. Prior to SEAL, Ms. Fraracci was an elementary, middle, and high school teacher for 38 years, specializing in English Learner programs. She spent much of her time providing professional development, supporting classroom teachers through modeling lessons and coaching, and facilitating collaboration at school sites throughout her district. Barbara was chosen as her district’s Teacher of the Year in 2010, became a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year, and was one of 8 finalists for California State Teacher of the Year. A Reading Recovery Teacher, Ms. Fraracci is also a Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) Key Trainer, and a Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) trainer and coach. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in History, has a BCLAD in Spanish, and a Master’s degree in Education specializing in Curriculum Development and Instruction.