Same Students.
Same Teachers.
Better Results.

An educational model 100% committed to building something extraordinary.

Watch The Video
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

Chat Bubbles

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.

Learn More

What We Do


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

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.


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

2022 BARR National Conference Registration Open

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 BARR National Conference! The event will take place in Palm Springs, …

Read more

Leading with Culture: A Conversation with Angela Jerabek & Dr. Joseph Lee

In the second video of the Leading with Culture Series, BARR’s Founder and Executive Director Angela Jerabek connects with Hazelden Betty Ford …

Read more

Supporting Educators’ Well-Being

Just before heading off to winter break, the BARR network came together to focus on supporting educators’ well-being in the December Professional …

Read more

A Powerful Gesture

It’s one thing to be grateful, but it’s another thing to let someone know that they made a difference in your day …

Read more

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 …

Read more