Same Students.
Same Teachers.
Better Results.

An educational model 100% committed to building something extraordinary.

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The number of students who have benefited from BARR
The BARR model has been proven to create statistically significant impacts in 19 areas of academic performance and outcomes for students, teachers, and schools.
On average, large urban schools see a 40% reduction in failure rate after one year of BARR.

Who We Are

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We are a strengths-based educational model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students through the power of data and relationships.

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What We Do


BARR is a transformative model that ensures each and every student succeeds by prioritizing relationship-building.

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Real Results


We say we’ve never failed, and we mean it. We have a 100% success rate with improving student outcomes, in schools of all shapes and sizes.

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BARR gives educators the tools to work together to better understand and build on students’ strengths, proactively address the non-academic reasons why they may fall behind in school and identify what they need to thrive within and outside the classroom.

The BARR model reflects the conviction that all students can excel regardless of race, zip code, or family income when they are provided with the right supports.

Making sure that each and every student across the state, and country reaches their highest potential is our Due North. Things that seemed impossible a year ago are not. Equity demands that we prioritize relationships to nurture a unified and personalized culture of support and success for every student.

In education, unfortunately there is a lot of emphasis on deficits. We’re always trying to figure out how to help students with their deficits. The BARR model flips that on its head. It asks, what are students good at and how can we connect with them?


National Public Radio visits St. Louis Park High School and digs in on the BARR model’s outcomes in schools across the country.

Detroit Lakes High School Improves Culture with BARR

When it comes to student success, the Detroit Lakes High School team will tell you that BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) is …

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Leading with Culture: Part One – Featuring Angela Jerabek & Coach P.J. Fleck

BARR kicked off a three-part video series last week called “Leading with Culture” that will highlight inspired and unscripted conversations with leaders …

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Leading with Culture: Part One

Join us on November 19 at 11 a.m. Central Time for the kick-off of “Leading with Culture” event with Angela Jerabek and …

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Working Together to Support Each and Every Student

BARR’s Founder & Executive Director Angela Jerabek had the good fortune of being interviewed by Teach Better’s Chief Experience Officer Rae Hughart. …

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North Adams High School Helps Students Soar to New Heights with BARR

When walking into North Adams High School during the past few years, one may not notice anything different about the building. However, …

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