Barb Pitchford is a Co-Founder of The Core Collaborative, where she also serves as an Author Consultant. During her 30 plus years in public education, Barb has worked at all school levels – high, middle, and elementary – as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal and principal. For the past several years Barb has worked for a variety of professional development organizations including The Leadership and Learning Center where she was recognized as a Distinguished Professional Development Consultant. Barb also works with Corwin Press as a consultant specializing in Visible Learning work.

Barb is most proud of the work she led as principal of her last school that was awarded state recognition as a top performing school several years running. During that time, she also worked closely with Bob Marzano during the development of state-wide standards for Colorado.

Barb’s passion and commitment is around helping to ensure high-impact school leadership. Based on the research around collaboration and formative assessment, Barb specializes in developing Impact Teams to improve student and teacher learning.

Barb recently collaborated with Paul J. Bloomberg, Ed.D. on the second edition their best-selling book, Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy and Agency, published in October 2023 through Mimi & Todd Press.