Mission Statement

To create equitable schools so that each and every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status has access to a high-quality education where adults know them, recognize their strengths, and help them succeed.

Available Positions

BARR Trainer and Coach


We are always looking for new BARR Trainers and Coaches. The BARR Trainer and Coach role is responsible for the successful delivery of Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) training to groups of educators across the United States. The position has primary responsibility for providing direct services to schools (may require travel depending on locations), including training and coaching supports. The role will serve as an implementation and subject matter expert for the model as they support schools seeking to implement the BARR model with fidelity.


Situation Analysis

BARR, Building Assets, Reducing Risks, is a school improvement model that was developed in 1998. Started in one high school, the model is now operating or being implemented in more than 200 schools in 22 states. Schools that implement BARR typically experience higher course passing rates, increased graduation rates, increased attendance rates, and a reduction in student discipline incidents. BARR Center is a newly formed nonprofit organization created to expand the implementation of the BARR model to secondary schools across the country.

Hazelden Betty Ford Publishing is the BARR Center’s service provider/operations arm. Hazelden employs BARR trainers, coaches, regional managers, and regional directors. They manage all of BARR’s recruitment, training, scheduling, and material delivery fulfillment for regional teams with the direction of BARR Center.