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Awareness UNlimited     Deb Barry

Deb Barry has been an educator for over 21 years. During that time, not only has she worked with students in the classroom as an English teacher, but also through a variety of co-curricular activities and projects. Recognizing that respect, understanding, and awareness are key to educating the whole child, Deb's work has broadened to include diversity and awareness activities/projects. Through founding Awareness UNlimited, Deb is now available to share her knowledge and experience by facilitating programming with schools, corporations, and other organizations.

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
- Ghandi

Credentials and Education

Fellow of The Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies:
Keene State College, Keene, NH
July - 2008

State of NH - Experienced Educator Certification:
Language Arts (Grades 8-12)
July - 2008

Graduate Studies:
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO;
Keene State College, Keene, NH;
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
1983 - 2004

Keene State College, Keene, NH - Secondary Education, English.

Professional Experience

Executive Director and Chair of Board of Trustees,
Awareness UNlimited, Dover NH:

Consult with clients to plan, organize, and produce awareness/diversity events; manage the company; design/execute marketing/promotions.
June 2007 present

Managing Director,
New Hampshire Film Festival, Portsmouth, NH:

Recruit, train, and supervise 40+ volunteers for four-day film festival; serve on festival organizing, film screening, and screenplay committees; coordinate School Screening Event.
August 2008 - Present

Production Assistant,
a713 Productions, Brentwood, NH:

Assisted with Art Department and performed tasks as needed for shooting of the short film, Killing Dinner.
November 2008

Underwriting Associate,
Portsmouth Community Radio, Portsmouth, NH:

Solicit underwriters and corporate members; write promotional text; develop underwriting plans.
March 2008 September 2008

English Teacher and Co-Curricular Advisor, Kearsarge Regional High School, North Sutton, NH:
Taught and developed curriculum for course within English curriculum; expanded and developed awareness and diversity programming as Awareness and Diversity Coordinator, especially through annual Awareness Day with over 65 workshops, two assemblies, and an evening community event; founded, directed, and produced Voices – student performance group promoting awareness and tolerance; organized and facilitated events as Substance Free Task Force Advisor; co-coordinated NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Display; chaired Curriculum Committee for NEASC reaccreditation; presented staff development workshops on Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Across Disciplines, Visual Tools for Learning.
1991- 2007

English Teacher, Pelham High School, Pelham, NH:
Taught five classes within the English curriculum.
September 1986 June 1987

English Teacher and Theatre Program Director,
Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Fountain, CO:

Taught classes and developed curriculum for courses within English curriculum; directed and produced three theatrical productions each year.
1983 1986

Assistant to the Producing Director,
Higate Productions, Concord, NH:

Managed office; developed promotional materials; coordinated workshops.
September 1980 June 1981

English Teacher and Theatre Program Director,
Conant High School, Jaffrey, NH:

Taught five classes within English curriculum; launched a co-curricular theatre program; directed and produced three theatrical productions.
September 1979 June 1980

Assistant to Producing Director, Assistant Stage Manager, Actor, Kearsarge Theatre Company, Warner, NH:
Performed various tasks as needed in office management, backstage, and onstage including scheduling, operating box office, writing press releases, running rehearsals, calling shows.
Summers 1977 1979

Civic and Community Activities

Connecting Community Audio Project Coordinator,
Portsmouth Community Radio, Portsmouth, NH:

Coordinate activities of audio recording and production teams; record and produce audio pieces for on-air promos.
April - November 2008

Presidential Primary Campaign Volunteer,
Barack Obama for America, Portsmouth and Manchester Offices: team leader for area towns; organize local and state events; facilitate round table discussions; table at events; consult with staff on policy issues (education); photograph events and contribute materials to new media team for publication on websites.
April 2007 November 2008

Presidential Primary Campaign Volunteer,
Howard Dean for President, Warner, NH: organized and managed local campaign and office; made phone calls on behalf of campaign.
September 2003 January 2004

Professional Affiliations

Association of Holocaust Organizations Individual Member, Hollis, NY
March 2009