Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Barbara McCready

Library Media Specialist

(816) 316-7771


Years of teaching experience:

This is my 6th year at Dobbs Elementary, as the school librarian.  I have 12.5 years experience previously teaching Instrumental Music.


Area of expertise

Library Services and Music


Educational background

Bachelor’s of Music, Iowa State University, 1991

Master’s in Library Science and Information Services, University of Central Missouri, 2015


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I had some very influential teachers that helped shape my future.  I want to be give my students the same types of experiences and opportunities that I experienced.  


Personal Interests

I enjoy reading and gardening.  I spend many evenings and weekends watching my youngest daughter playing volleyball, as well as attending her music concerts.  My other two children have graduated high school and starting their own lives.