Barbara McCormack (Sarah Thompson/Newseum)

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Barbara McCormack

Vice president, education

Barbara McCormack is vice president of education. As part of the founding staff when the Newseum opened in 1997, Barbara established the education department when the Newseum moved to Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008. She leads the team responsible for extending and enriching the museum experience for learners of all ages, with a reach of more than 1.5 million students each year through on-site and online programming and resources. Barbara is a former middle and high school teacher who was awarded an Outstanding New Teacher in Virginia award in 1995. She has been a noted speaker and committee leader at numerous educational organizations.