|EdD||Teacher's College, Columbia University||Cross Categorical Studies||1999|
|MA||Teacher's College, Columbia University||Reading||1976|
|BA||New York University||Childhood Education||1972|
Areas of Expertise
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Poetry as Pedagogy
Social and Emotional Intelligence
Sexual Health of Black Adolescent Girls
Books in Field Of Expertise
Baron, L. The Lion & the Man. Garden City: Harlin Jacque Pub, 2010. .
Baron, L. The Sun Is On: Poetry and Idea Book. Garden City, New York: Harlin Jacque Publications, 2009. .
Baron, L. The Sun Is On, Teacher's Edition. Garden City, NY: Harlin Jacque Publication, 2009. .
Baron, L. Rhythm & Dues: Poetry and Idea Book. Garden City, New York: Harlin Jacques Publications, 2009. .
Baron, L. Anthongy Ant and Grady Grasshopper: Teacher Ancillaries. Garden City, New York: Harlin Jacques Publications, 2005. Picture Book.
Baron, L. Anthony Ant and Grady Grasshopper. Garden City, New York: Publcations, 2005. .
Baron, L. No More Chocolate Chips. Hawaii: Soma, LLC, Publications, 2005. Picture Book.
Baron, L, Sicinski-Skeans, S. The Write Direction Textbook Series (K-5). Parsippany, NJ: Pearson Learning, 2001. Textbook Series.
Baron, L, Michels, Tilde. The Red Mitten. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1986. Picture Book.
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Baron, L. "Talking to You: Multiple lessons and common core ELA applications of poetry." Florida English Journal. 48 (2) 2013: 42-48.
Baron, L. "Close reading and personal connection: The power of poetry." Educator's voiceI. VI 2013: 48-53.
Baron, L. "Heart and soul of a child." Statement:Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society. 47 (2/3) 2011: 30-33.
Baron, L. "Cleaning Our Creative Slates." Teaching Pre-K-8. 30:7 2000: 52-53.
Baron, L. "When I Grow Up." Instructor Magazine. 102:6 1993: 33+.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Baron, L.. "You Talkin' to Me?." Emancipating Education:Considerations of a Dream Deferred. Chapter Accepted April 22, 2019: .
Baron, L.. "Yes, She Did: Following Queen Mother Sanford Wherever She May Go." Paradise to Regain:Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora. Chapter Accepted February, 2018: .
Baron, L.. "Gender Equality Not of this World:In the Brave New World." Paradise to Regain:Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora. Chapter Accepted Febuary,2018: .
Baron, L.. "To Dream the Impossible Dream." Paradise to Regain:Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora. Chapter Accepted Febuary,2018: .
Baron, L. "Critical Conversations Using Poetry to Empower Adolescent Girls of African Descent to Effectively Address their Sexual Health and Well-being." Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing the Challenge. Chapter 2015: .
Baron, L. "The Lion and the Man." Tales with Tails. 2006: .
Baron, L. "What's in a Name?." Reading Comprehension Workshop: Reflections. 1995: .
Baron, L. "Hugs and Kisses, Go Away." Families: Poems Celebrating the African American Experience. 1994: .
Baron, L. "Daddy's Little Girl." Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children. 1994: .
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Peek-a-Boo:Seeing Beyond the You in View " March 30, 2019: The 5th Annual Imagination, Inquiry, & Innovation Institute: The Art of Multiple Perspectives.
" Creating Culturally Responsive Schools " November 10, 2018: Alliance of Black Educators of New York (ABENY).
" Using Poetry, Song, Lyrics and Critical Reflection to Support Young Women's Holistic Development " May 4, 2018: Restorative Practices & Transformative Justice Conference.
" Behold, Here Cometh the Dreamer " January 2018 & January 2019: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
" Critical Literacies and Poetry as Pedagogy Empowering Adolescent Girls " November 19-23, 2014: National Alliance of Black School Educators.
" If You Like It You Shoulda…”: Addressing Sexuality In Adolescent Girls Of Color Through Critical Literacy And Health Literacy (Poster Presentation) " June 2014: 6th Annual Health Disparities Conference.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Excellence in Success Teachers Elevation Award, Brentwood Country Club: 2017.
Unsung Heroes, Performance Author, The Progressive Circle: 2016.
Excellence in Education Honoree, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc, Beta Epsilon Chapter,: 2014.
Literacy Advocate, Literacy Suffolk Tribute: 2014.
Outstanding Educator Award, NYC Middle School Principals Association: 2013.
Educator of the Year National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa/Beta Omicron Chapter: 2012.
Unsung Heroine, The Council of the City of New York, Queens, NY: 2012.
Rosa Parks Award, Operation Get Ahead, Hempstead, NY: 2010.
Educator Award, The Jessie Banks Foundation, Englewood, New Jersey: 2009.
25 Influential Black Women in Business Award, The Network Journal, New York, NY: 2008.
Friend of Education Award, Association of Black School Educators of New York Annual Scholarship: 2007.
Offices Held In Professional Societies
Executive Director, Nassau County_New York Alliance of Black School Educators: March 2017-present.
President, Nassau CountyNew York_Alliance of Black School Educators: March 2015-2017.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Chair of Arts Facet, The Links Incorporated, Long Island Chapter: May 2012-present.
Member National Alliance of Black School Educators: 2003-present.