Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Mary Barbara Trube is Contributing Faculty at Walden University in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. She has more than 45-years of experience in the field of education at various levels of service. Her early career was as a paraprofessional, teacher of children in grades prekindergarten through six for regular and special education programs in private and public settings in Texas. She is a former assistant principal of a P-4 campus; a Content Mastery Lab Coordinator in an inclusive middle school setting; and the Principal and Assistant Head Start Director at an early childhood public school center serving children and families enrolled in services from a variety of federal and state programs such as Head Start, Texas Migrant Council, Bilingual Education, Deaf Education, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, and State-funded Preschool. Dr. Trube has been a higher education faculty member, Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs at a regional campus, University-wide ECE Co-coordinator, and Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach at a research intensive university in the mid-west. Her terminal degree is in educational administration with a cognate in special education from The University of Texas at Austin. She later received an Adult-international TESL Certificate through the University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, and an Education Diplomacy Certificate through the DIPLO Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland. She describes herself as an engaged scholar and life-long learner.