Empower Co-Author Angela Barnes

Educator | Writer | Co-Author | Artist | Speaker | Change Agent | Ambassador for Christ

Angela Barnes has been a director over a vocational skills training program for 15+ years.  The program is designed to help students achieve their goals of becoming employed and self-sufficient. Angela's most recent background is working with single parents. Angela has empowered many women to lead their lives towards reaching for higher standards of living and to seek positive tools to improve the well-being of children. Angela loves to write, paint and read books that strengthen her faith, family, finances, fitness and friendships. She has four brave, strong and smart adult children, and eight beautiful grandchildren. Angela's motto: Live, Love, Laugh and Always Give God the Glory!

Ms. Barnes is an educational professional with an extensive business background in diverse service industries. She is an agent for change who is skilled a using technology and meeting the needs of those she serves. Angela is honored in "Who's Who in America Junior Colleges" 1990-1991, a recipient of the United States Achievement Academy Award, 1993. Inducted in the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, 1994.  In 2018, Angela received the OkCTEEC Outstanding Leadership "Making It Work Day" Award. She serves on several community committee boards. Angela holds a Master’s in Education, Bachelor’s in Business Education both from the University of Central Oklahoma and an Associate's in Accounting, from the former Oklahoma Junior College in Oklahoma City. Angela’s lifetime goals are to continue to provide resources to promote education, family responsibility, improve employability and life skills to single parent households. Ms. Barnes’ stated philosophy on the role of the Business Educator, "Our role as [Business] educators is to prescribe stability in the minds of our youth. Stability trains the inner conscious to plan, organize and explore the world in a positive manner. As students experience effective performance, dignity and respect is established, not only for themselves, but to society as a whole (Barnes’ Portfolio, April 1999).”