For Barbara Coulson, getting to know the people who work at AOA Alliance schools is the favorite part of her job. As a member of school support services at Alpha Omega Academy, she processes registrations and assigns courses for students. In addition, she checks on students’ progress once enrolled and contacts AOA Alliance schools to let them know if they are doing well or need help with schoolwork.
Born and raised in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Coulson grew up on a farm with four siblings and an assortment of pets. She has fond memories of her house and yard filled with dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, bunnies, and an occasional orphaned piglet. Today, her love of animals continues, as she cares for two dogs, a cat, a cockatiel, and a turtle. Furthering her education with a two-year course in office management, Coulson has learned not to take anything for granted. She hopes to continue bringing encouragement to her own family as well as the distance learning students and parents at Alpha Omega Academy.