Barbara Clarence has thirty-five years of comprehensive experience in educational leadership positions at elementary, secondary, and college levels. She retired after serving seven years as the Riverside County Assistant Superintendent of Schools. In that position, Clarence was in charge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for twenty-three school districts throughout the county coordinating the delivery and implementation of California State Department programs to ensure educational legal requirements. During her career, Barbara served on numerous secondary school accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. A native Californian, she attended the University of California in Santa Barbara. Barbara continues to serve on two California Department of Education Advisory Committees in Sacramento.