Barbara Mullen

Dr. Barbara Mullen is currently serving as the Chief Equity and Diversity Officer for Providence Public School Department. As the Chief Equity and Diversity Officer, Dr. Mullen’s main role is to ensure that equitable practices are at the core of each system throughout PPSD in order to address and redress long-standing inequities and opportunities in student outcomes. Previously, she was the Director of the Learning Leader Network for the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity. Dr. Mullen supported Rhode Island School Districts with continuous improvement toward equitable outcomes. She is the author of Secure Your Oxygen Mask First: Strategies to Prevent Burnout in Special Education Practitioners and numerous publications both digital and print. She currently lives in North Providence, RI with her family.