Degree Institution Field Dates 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. "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. 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
" 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 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
President, Nassau CountyNew York_Alliance of Black School Educators: .
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
President Nassau County New York Alliance of Black School Educators: March 2015.
Chair of Arts Facet, The Links Incorporated, Long Island Chapter: May 2012-present.
Member National Alliance of Black School Educators: 2003-present.