Barbara Smith has a M.S. in School Counseling with over 25 years of experience. She is certified as a Master Social Skills trainer, having been trained by Arnold Goldstein, in collaboration with the State of Vermont BEST initiative. She has worked closely with children, teachers, and parents with social skills and behavior management strategies. She presently mentors 1st and 2nd year teachers in Vt. School Districts. The focus of this mentoring reflects the Vermont Core Teaching Standards including learning development, learning differences, learning environments, and application of content.