Member At-Large

Dr. Barfield received his B.A. (1979) at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, and Ed.D. (1994) at the University of Georgia. Dr. Barfield taught French in the Cobb County School District from 1983-2004 and served as department chair at two high schools from 1998-2004. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Barfield served as Adjunct Instructor of French at DeKalb Community College (1991-1993) and Adjunct Assistant Professor of French and Foreign Language Education at Kennesaw State University (1994-2002). In October 2004, Dr. Barfield left the classroom to continue his career in World Language and ESOL curriculum and instruction administration. Since then, he has supervised programs in Cobb and Fulton Counties and at the Georgia Department of Education. Dr. Barfield has held various leadership positions, including President of the Foreign Language Association of Georgia and President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. He received the Fostering Partnerships Award from the Foreign Language Association of Georgia and the Outstanding Administrator Award from the Georgia Chinese Language Educators. In addition, he was awarded both the Chevalier and Officer des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Education.

Since 2012, Dr. Barfield has been one of the leaders in Georgia in promoting dual language immersion programs and is often asked to provide support to dual language immersion schools and to provide training for immersion teachers. In his position as Dual Language Immersion Program Specialist for the Cobb County School District, he supervises 11 DLI programs.