Barbara Burns has almost 30 years experience in education – with 20 of those as a teacher at Denton and Ryan High schools. As a veteran educator, her work with students, parents and the community is a valued asset to the Board. Prior to being elected in 2012, she attended the overwhelming majority of all School Board meetings for seven years.
Stenberg and the others - Katherine Roberts, 37, of Georgia; Barbara Burns, whose age was unavailable, of Boston; and James Williams, 19, of Towson, Md. - were released Tuesday on their own recognizance. Each could face up to a year in prison if convicted.
|Board member, Denton Independent School District, |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 9, 2015|
|First elected||May 2012|
|Election date||May 2018|
|Bachelor's||Texas Woman’s University|
|Master's||Texas Woman’s University|
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The four protesters, identified as Barbara Burns, Katherine Roberts, Anna Marie Sternberg, and James Williams, were taken to the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center and have been charged with one count each of Entering a Restricted Area. If convicted, they could face up to one year in prison and a fine. The defendants appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon, and the judge set bail at $10,000 for Roberts, Burns, and Williams and $5,000 for California’s Sternberg, the oldest defendant at 69. (Ages and home states for the other defendants were not immediately available.)
CLEARWATER - "Patience is my virtue," Barbara Burns says through the video screen at the Pinellas County jail. Visitors aren't allowed into the lockdown, so she has to hold a phone and look into a camera.