Bob Barton

Bob is a graduate of Hamilton Teacher's College and McMaster University and has experience working in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary classrooms as a teacher, language arts consultant, arts coordinator, governments education officer, and lecturer.

For the past eighteen years, he's been working as an artist and storyteller in schools with Prologue to the Performing Arts and Learning Through the Arts—Royal Conservatory of Music. He is also an instructor of dramatic arts in continuing education at the University of Toronto.

Bob says that he became a teacher because he wanted an opportunity to work in a way that allowed him to be creative. His areas of specialty are storytelling, drama, and poetry. He is the author of several picture books, story collections, nonfiction books, and textbooks.

Bob is married with two children and five grandchildren. He enjoys cooking, reading, and gardening.