Barb Novak is a literacy consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) where she works collaboratively around standards, instruction, and assessment of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language.
Barb is a proud believer in and product of Wisconsin's public schools. She attended public schools from kindergarten through graduate programs in Hales Corners, Eau Claire, Stevens Point, Oshkosh, and Madison. Before beginning her employment at DPI in 2012, Barb served for ten years as a classroom teacher, interventionist, and literacy coach for public schools in Chilton, Oshkosh, and Menasha.
Besides learning and talking about literacy, Barb enjoys traveling, laughing, reading, cooking, drinking coffee, and scheming.