My name is Barish Dawson and I was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Lit and later, a Post Grad Certificate in Education.  


In 2004, as all wanderlust South Africans do, my husband and I left for England. There, I pursued Qualified Teacher Status and taught English for five years before I had the privilege of becoming a mom to two rambunctious boys. 


In 2011, we moved to the United States, landing eventually in Park City, a place that I am so grateful to call home!  Both of my boys were attending JRES when a position became available to pilot their new STEM program.  I jumped at the opportunity and taught there for 3 years whilst completing an Elementary STEM endorsement.  As a result of my incredible experience there, STEM teaching has become my passion!!


Igniting that flame of curiosity is a responsibility I both value and respect; I am painfully aware that equipping our kids with new-age skills and resiliency is so important if they are to succeed and make a difference in this ever-changing world.