Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Barb Brinkman

Mrs. Brinkman graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with her BS in Elementary and Special Education. (Go Tigers!) and received her Master’s Degree from Western Illinois University.   She has taught Special Education for Decatur Public School for the past 18 years and has been at Dennis Lab School for 6 of these years.  She has also taught in Missouri, Arkansas, and Iowa.  She is married and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  She loves to read, garden, sew, and travel.  She will have more time to do this in the near future as she will retire at the end of this school year.  Mrs. Brinkman has loved her time at Dennis Lab School. “Thank you for the experience.  It is a great place to learn!”