Bio (Lorraine Baron)
Education and Technology
Dr. Lorraine Baron has extensive experience as a university professor, school district consultant and school educator. Prior to teaching at Royal Roads, Baron was a K-12 mathematics education assistant professor at the University of Hawai'i. Baron’s research focused on professional learning, teachers’ beliefs and practices, transformational leadership, formative and equitable assessment practice, critical theory and empowerment, teaching mathematical literacy for social justice, and community and financial literacies.
Baron has 30 years of experience working in the public education system (K-12) as a classroom and learning assistance teacher, K-12 mathematics and sciences curriculum coordinator, then as a university assistant professor and adjunct professor as well as a research associate. She has taught or consulted K-12 in five different school districts in BC, as well as in Oahu Hawai'i. Baron also has experience as an adjunct professor and research associate at the University of British Columbia Okanagan teaching in the elementary, middle and secondary teacher education programs.
Baron holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education and a Professional Teaching Certificate all from UBC. She also holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Curriculum from the University of Calgary. She is a recipient of the 2006 National Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2005 BC Association of Mathematics Teachers’ Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award.