Barbara Rieken-Gross, M.S.Ed.
Behavior Consultant for Educational Service Unit 5 in Beatrice, Nebraska
Barb has been teaching students with behavioral challenges for over 20 years in a variety of settings including residential treatment, resource, self-contained, alternative education, and consultation. Her favorite part of her job is helping teachers find intervention strategies that work for them and that help students gain independence, build positive relationships, and become more successful managing their behaviors. Barb has two offspring who both seem determined to work with kids, as well. Allie is a doctoral student at Texas A&M in School Psychology, and Lauryn is 16 and a sophomore at Beatrice High School. Barb makes time to play a mean tennis game, watch co-ed softball, cheer on the Husker football team, and watch random Netflix documentaries.