Barrie Moorman is a leader, educator, and facilitator who brings a demonstrated commitment to educational access and equity. She has two decades of hands-on experience with students in Washington DC schools, including as a founding teacher at two charter high schools. For the past 12 years she worked at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, where she designed and taught a social studies curriculum and crafted high-impact experiential learning experiences, including the signature Civil Rights Tour of the South. Barrie received the DC History Teacher of the Year award, the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of her substantive work for educational justice


As the College and Alumni Success Counselor at E.L. Haynes, Barrie developed and managed the school’s inaugural alumni support program to increase post-secondary enrollment and persistence. She designed and led programs to build a strong college-going culture and alumni community. She also led cohorts of seniors through the college application process with a focus on scholarships. It is through this role that she first connected with ASF.   


Barrie facilitates race, equity, diversity and inclusion professional development for schools, community organizations, school districts, and non-profit organizations. She was a Seeding Disruption fellow for The Equity Lab, a Washington DC-based fellowship to catalyze movement toward racial equity. She also works alongside individuals and communities to build the will, skill, knowledge and courage to interrupt injustice. Barrie has served as a Program Director and Policy Board member for Maryland Leadership Workshops, Inc. and an Advisory Board member for DC Area Educators for Social Justice. 


Barrie was highly impressed by ASF’s relentless commitment to comprehensive mentoring. She joined the Board in 2021, serving as a member of the Mentoring Committee. Barrie brings extensive experience in helping DC youth access resources and build their own competency and confidence in their skills and talents. She is also adept at navigating the college financial aid landscape, as well as on-campus resources that support academic and social-emotional well-being. 


Barrie earned her B.A. in American Studies from the University of Virginia and her Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education from American University. When she is not working, Barrie enjoys exploring the city with her family.