EdD, Special Education and Educational Leadership, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
MS, Special Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
BA, Education, Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va.


  • Sister Mary Paul Professional Development Project, private family foundation, 2020 
  • Western Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Hub (co-authored with Rae Ann Hirsh), anonymous foundation, 2019 
  • Summer Dyslexia and Scholarship Project, PNC Charitable Trust, 2019 
  • Universally Designed Instructional Considerations, Wheeling Country Day School (via multiple grant contracts), 2019 
  • Technology Fluency Project, Heinz Foundation via CMU CREATE Lab, 2018 
  • Development of Out-of-School Learning competencies/curricular design, C.W. Benedum Foundation, 2018 


  • Baronak, K., “Should We Move Away From Standardized Testing?” Pittsburgh Business Times, 2020

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected in Young Guns, West Virginia Executive Magazine
  • Walter Bortz Faculty Prize for Technology, Bethany College, 2007
  • Selected one of Ohio Valley’s Top Thirty Under Forty, 2007
  • Outstanding Faculty Member in Bethany College Education Department (student selected), 2008

Professional Memberships

  • Community Champion, Milliones High School PPS Reimagine Project
  • A+ Schools, Pittsburgh
  • Blessed Be Educators
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • International Dyslexia Association

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