Barbara Moham earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education at Northwestern State in 1986, a master’s of science (reading) at University of Central Arkansas in 1993, certification as curriculum specialist at UCA in 1993 and certification in education administration at University of Arkansas in 1999.  In 2011, she completed a program of study in data analysis and urban education at Harvard University.

Moham began her career as a teacher in DeSoto Parish in 1987 and was a teacher and administrator in the Little Rock, Arkansas, school system from 1988-2000.  She was a professor at the University of Central Arkansas from 1992-92 and assistant professor at Arkansas Baptist College from 1998-99.  Since 2000, she has served as a principal and specialist for the Dallas Independent School District.  In Texas, she is certified as a teacher, principal, master reading teacher, generalist, reading specialist, supervisor and English as a second language instructor.

In the Dallas School District, Mohan has served as a reading demonstration teacher, master reading teacher, instructional dean, and administrator/principal at the secondary and elementary levels. She has been awarded grants for research on how to improve teaching and learning and been recognized with several academic achievements.

Moham has been married to her husband William for 10 years.