Dr. Barbara Harbula (aka Schulz or Boksz) was born in Baltimore, Maryland and has been an educator for over forty years. She has taught most grades from Kindergarten to Higher Education, focusing on using technology in the classroom.
Her career as an author started when her 4th graders were involved with a project in Kidlink to write a mystery story with kids in Denmark, South Africa, and the Maryland Eastern Shore. Beaumont Publishing requested her and John Ost to write the Scribes Online series to teach students to utilize the computer to learn to write.
Dr. Barb earned her doctorate in 2012 in Computing Technology in Education with the publishing of her Dissertation: An Examination of Teachers' Integration of Web 2.0 Technologies in Secondary Classrooms: A Phenomenological Research Study ( https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1097&context=gscis_etd ). She will use her phenomenolgical methodology to write Grand Memoirs - The Story of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in the Opioid Crisis (In progress).
Currently, Barb is working on a series of children's books about a prairie dog and his experiences in life. The first in the series, Chipper Stops a Bully was first published in Kindle version in 2015. This is a story about a prairie dog whose burrow was taken over by a jackrabbit. The process he uses to get the jackrabbit out of his hole can be used to teach children about ending bullying.
Race Underground: Chipper's Competition Saves the Day will be published soon! In this book, Chipper has accidentally been moved to Maryland, and in learning his way around gets into a digging competition with a mole. The lessons he and the moles learn in the competition, help them overcome some major challenges they face.
In addition, Dr. Barb has an extensive blog Learningbyts - Life & Learning Byt by Byt (http://learningbyts.net/WordPressBlog/) where she shares the lessons she's learned through life. Check it out, and follow Dr. Barb!