Scholars in Progress
     ECISD Ireland Elementary 
      "I think therefore I can."  
    Barbara Digby
    5th Grade Scholars in Progress Teacher

    Teaching Experience


    Hello!  I am Barbara Digby. I am the SIP (Scholars in Progress) teacher for the 5th grade at Ireland Elementary.  I taught one year as a long-term substitute.  Next, I taught 6th grade at Noel Elementary for 5 years.  This is my eighth year at Ireland as the Scholars in Progress teacher.  It has been a wonderful experience, and I look forward to the upcoming year of teaching our wonderful scholars.



    Associates Degree from Odessa College

    Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology from UTPB

    Master of Science in Education
    Special Education-Gifted, Talented, and Creative from Arkansas State

    Teacher's Certification EC through 8th Grade

    ESL Certification 4th through 8th

    Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certification EC through 8th


    I have been married to Larry for 31 years, and he is my perfect match. We have a "yours, mine and ours" family. It consists of 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.  We have been truly blessed with this wonderful combination of families.  Our family would not be complete without mentioning our animal "children".  We have 3 dogs named Mickey, Hailey and Minnie. We are definitely one "big, happy family".

    My Philosophy of Teaching:

    I believe every child has the heart to learn. My hope is to instill, within the hearts of all students, an eagerness to become life-long learners.

                    My measure of success, as a teacher, will be knowing that each and every student has felt valued as a voice within my classroom.


    SIP 5th grade supplies for 2018-2019
    SIP students:
    1 - 100 page composition book 
Last Modified on September 16, 2018