Felman, Barbara Lynn Golden July 23, 1945 - June 20, 2012 With much sadness we announce that Barbara Lynn Golden Felman passed away peacefully at home on June 20, 2012. Barbara was an extraordinary educator, having received commendations and awards from the Los Angeles City Council, County Board of Supervisors, and the California Governor. She was National Board Certified and was nominated Disney Teacher of the Year. Barbara worked on Vice President Gore's initiative to have her school connected to the internet - the first school in the Los Angeles District. Barbara helped develop the Language Arts Standards for California and taught at the Teachers' Academy. Her great enthusiasm for teaching and love of her students created a wonderful classroom environment. Although a firm disciplinarian, she was able to make learning fun - her class was always in high demand. Decades after students left her school, they still kept in touch with her. The last six years of her career she was a Mathematics Coach. She brought her passion for education to other teachers and helped them effectively instruct math. Barbara graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Theater Arts and received her Masters degree in Education from the University of San Francisco. She will be missed by her husband Mark, her children Shari and David, her father Milton J. Golden, her sister Dr. JoAnne Golden and all her former classroom kids who were profoundly influenced by her commitment to them and to her love of education. A memorial service will be held for Barbara on Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles (6001 W. Centinela Ave., LA CA 90045).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 22 to June 24, 2012