We connect you to the education community!

Our goal is to collaborate with you to support educators and empower students. Our team develops and implements in-classroom programs and resources.

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 Why D. Barrett Associates?

We are experienced in developing creative, quality driven, efficient programs and resources widely used by educators. Our team is knowledgable about education trends and the best approaches in reaching K-12 educators. 

 Our Services

Signature K-12 Programs

Creating signature K-12 programs based on any subject.

Student Competitions

Designing engaging challenges on any topic of your choice.

Curriculum Development

Creating standards aligned lessons.

Targeted Marketing

Connecting you directly with K-12 educators.

Education Sales

Advise and consult with clients to improve sales efforts in the education channel. 

Our Projects

PSEG Long Island

This program offers two lessons (three activities within each) and a guide on “How to create a public service announcement” and a Student Challenge.

Water Guardians H20 For Life

D. Barrett Associates collaborated with H2O for Life and developed a program to be provided to students in the US. Engaging lessons and projects designed with alignment to national standards will be taught to students who will learn about and advocate for clean water while participating in a global service effort to help schools in other parts of the world. This program is funded by the Manitou Fund.
H2O for Life offers a service-learning program designed to engageeducate, and inspire youth to become global citizens. 

erticulate relied on the knowledge of D. Barrett Associates to help guide them on sales and marketing strategies to reach educators. A series of consultative calls were arranged to identify the business goals and objectives of the organization.  The development of a comprehensive Education Analysis and Strategy Plan was then created and shared during an in-depth consultation session.  The plan helped erticulate to identify their target audience, how to clearly activate their outreach messaging and how to revamp their website to attract educational audiences.  

Our team’s experience in corporate fundraising for education programming was shared with Neilom Foundation as they build their corporate fundraising strategy as an organization. Check out the great work they do with college students to create positive social impact using technology. www.neilom.org

Meet The Team

Our team has over 50 years of combined experience in education programming.

We have worked with such organizations as Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Lift a Life Foundation, NASA, Nissan, Office Depot, Samsung, and more! Also, we have worked with major school systems and student associations across the country on delivering high-quality education programs on behalf of the organizations that we represent. Our strength is our reputation for quality programing and our access.

Diane Barrett

Diane brings decades of knowledge, creativity and experience to the shared magic that happens when organizations work together to bring resources and excitement to the classroom. She began her career as an educator and worked in several states learning the joys and challenges we find among our teachers today.

At media giant Gannett-USA TODAY, Diane led the education outreach for many years as Vice President of National Retail Sales and Education. Diane has served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning (formerly the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation). This nonprofit has collaborated with many organizations to create and execute programs offered to educators and students for almost 20 years. She has served on several Advisory Boards for national education organizations.

Diane has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science, History and Education.


Candida Botts

Candida has worked in the accounting or finance field for most of her professional career that spans over 20 years in the profit and nonprofit sectors. When she is not counting pennies, she is busy keeping seniors healthy as a fitness instructor.

Colleen McKean

Program Consultant at the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and works with school systems across the country on program implementation for the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program. She also teaches in the Media Arts Department at Long Island University and served as an Adjunct Professor and Internship Coordinator at the College of Business at Stony Brook University for 10 years. Prior to that, Colleen spent 18 years with USA TODAY as part of their sales, marketing, and education team.

Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Molloy College and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Long Island University at CW Post.

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Colleen McKean

Telephone: (516) 606-7660

Email: Colleen@dbarrettassociates.com

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