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Linguistics educator

Barbara Faith Wallace, American linguistics educator. Named Council International Education Exchange grantee, 1974, British Federation University Women scholar, 1976, fellow City University of New York, 1977-1981, grant Fund for New York City Public Education, 1992, grant Women Sports Foundation, 1993.


Wallace, Barbara Faith was born on December 15, 1952 in New York City. Daughter of Robert Earl and Faith Willi (Jones) Wallace Ringgold.


Diploma, University London, 1977. Master of Arts, City University of New York, 1981. Master Philosophy, City University of New York, 1981.


Teacher linguistics anthropology, Queens College, New York City, 1979-1980;teacher linguistics, John Jay College, New York City, 1981-1982;teacher anthropological linguistics, City College of New York, 1981-1984;teacher linguistics, mathematics coordinator, New York City Board Education, since 1986;teacher-in-charge Project Learn, Public School 197M, New York City Board Education, 1990;founder, coordinator Girls Intramurals Club, New York City Board Education, since 1992. Language arts director College New Rochelle/Harlem, New York City, 1982-1984. Prison instructor basic skills, pre-General Educational Development and Computer Literacy LaGuardia Community College, 1984-1985, Higher Education Development Fund, Bronx, 1984-1985.

Teacher computer literacy New York University, 1987. Member New York University Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies Summer Seminar, 1986. Artist, assistant Faith Ringgold, since 1991.

Teacher, mathematics coordinator New York City Board Education, since 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitor. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Linguistic Society American (Linguistic Institute scholar and travel award 1978, travel grantee 1978), Association Mathematics Teachers New York State, National Council Teachers Mathematics United Federation Teachers, American Federation Teachers, New York State United Teachers, National Wildlife Foundation, New York Botanical Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computer, travel, photography.


Married Glenn Ronald Gadsden, February 14, 1980 (divorced 1982). 1 child, Faith Willi. Married Melvin Wilson Orr, June 8, 1984 (deceased 1989).

Children: Theodora-Michele Alexandria, Martha Xaviar Underwood.

Robert Earl Ringgold

Faith Willi (Jones) Wallace Ringgold

Glenn Ronald Gadsden

Melvin Wilson Orr

Faith Willi Wallace

Theodora-Michele Alexandria Wallace

Martha Xaviar Underwood Wallace