Angela Jerabek, M.S.
Angela Jerabek developed the Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) Model in 1999 to address school issues related to academic failure, discipline, substance use, and college and career readiness She is a licensed K–12 teacher and secondary school counselor in Minneapolis, MN, as well as an author, nationally known speaker, and educational innovator. BARR is currently listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and was recently accepted for inclusion in CASEL’s Secondary Guide. BARR was also reviewed by the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), a registry run by the U.S. Department of Education, and was determined to “meet evidence standards without reservation,” the highest possible rating awarded. BARR is being implemented in high schools across the country and showing dramatic results including closing the achievement gap, increasing graduation rates, and improving teacher effectiveness. Angela is passionate that positive intentional relationships and the use of real-time data can transform schools.