Ms.  Maryellen Barber

Phone: 623-445-7447


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English Literature/The Writing Program (Northwestern University) M.Ed. Early Childhood Education (National Louis University) M.Ed. Elementary Education (National Louis University) Reading Specialist Certification (Concordia University, Chicago)

Ms. Maryellen Barber

I have been a Reading Specialist at Gavilan Peak since 2011.  Before that, I worked with students from pre-kindergarten through college in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the U.K. 

My husband David and I live in north Scottsdale with our miniature goldendoodle, Scooby.  Our children, Jon and Hayley, live and work in San Francisco and New York City.  As a family, we enjoy travel, hiking, biking, and the arts.  Of course, we also love to read.  

Please e-mail if you have any questions about the Reading Intervention program at Gavilan Peak, or if you would like to schedule time to talk on the phone or in person.  


Gavilan Peak's vision is to lay the learning foundation for a rapidly changing future.  We will use a global perspective to think critically, collaborate and solve problems affecting our world.