Bridging Education and Excellence
+ About BEE
Bridging Education + Excellence is a Non-Stock Corporation. The mission of Bridging Education + Excellence is to motivate and challenge all students to excel in and beyond the academic environment; placing emphasis on academic excellence, social competencies, and the value of self. B.E.E. provides tutorial services for all academic areas, workshops geared towards college preparedness and career readiness, and social learning experiences that places an emphasis on culture and character. The goal is to bridge gaps in college completion and job obtainment by exploring social strengths, college preparation and career readiness from an academic, community, and ethical stance early.
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ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Barbara Banks received her Bachelor’s of Science from Old Dominion University. While attending Old Dominion she joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was a member of TUA honor society. She received her Masters in Executive Leadership from Liberty University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy at Hampton University in Educational Management with a track that focuses on Higher Education. She has worked for Hampton City School, as well as Newport News city schools, servicing grades K-12 in the capacity of a Behavioral Counselor and Student Support Coordinator. While working with the public school system, Barbara was also vested in her community by serving as a Therapeutic Mentor for five years and a private tutor. Currently, she works as an Instructional Designer in the higher education sector. Barbara has always had a passion for youth development and academia. It has always been her dream to bring them both together and thus came the vision for B.E.E’s, Bridging Education + Excellence!