Paula Barson, a speech-language pathologist and longtime parent, volunteer, committee member and advocate in the Council Rock School District, has announced her candidacy for Council Rock school director.
Barson seeks to represent Council Rock Region 3, which includes Northampton voting districts 1, 11, and 15. Both Republicans and Democrats can vote for her in the primary election on May 18, in person or by mail.
Barson has lived in the Council Rock School District since 1990 and Northampton Township since 1999. She resides in Richboro with her husband and three children, who were all educated for grades 1-12 in Council Rock and graduated from Council Rock High School South.
She has spent the last 15 years directing and producing musicals at schools across the district. Barson has been actively involved in the school district, as a member of Home and School Associations and the CR Capital Planning Committee, and as president of the Council Rock High School South Choir Parents Association.
Barson has worked for 20 years at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She works with families from Philadelphia and the surrounding regions and specializes in treating pediatric patients with a wide variety of medical and developmental needs. Barson earned her B.S. in Communication Disorders from Penn State University in 1985 and an M.A. in Speech/Language Pathology from Temple University in 1989.