Minnesota native Dr. Anna Bachman Barter has been selected as Visitation's new Director of Upper School. Anna comes to Visitation from Berkshire School, a college preparatory boarding and day school in Sheffield, Massachusetts, where she is the Language Department Chair and a dorm parent. She will join Visitation on August 1.
As the graduate of a Catholic high school and a Catholic women's college, Anna deeply values what she calls "the transformative power of an education that emphasizes not only academic but spiritual growth." She has earned graduate degrees and a doctoral degree from Dartmouth College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison; taught at Georgetown University and American University; and developed curriculum, implemented proficiency-based assessments, and mentored teachers in attaining their professional goals.