Character Education

Gruener, Barbara

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Barbara Gruener is a nationally recognized speaker, school counselor,character coach and author who thrives on positively influencingcharacter change, passionately helping people create lifelong connections,and intentionally improving school climate and culture. Her innovativeand inspirational ideas are sparked by 32 years in public education,growing alongside students from every age and stage. Currently, Barbarais the counselor at Bales Intermediate in Friendswood, Texas. 

Her book, What's Under Your Cape? SUPERHEROES of the Character Kind supports caregivers andmentors as they help develop character strengths in young people at home and in school. Additionally,Barbara's reflections and ideas have been published on a number of blogs and magazines. 

Barbara has been leading supercharged character-development trainings with students, parents, teachersand administrators both nationally and internationally for nearly two decades. She is a connectededucator whom other professionals seek out as a mentor who can help them stretch and grow.

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