Barbara Treacy

EdTech Leaders Online


E-mail Barbara.

Tel: 617-618-2550

Mailing Address:

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online learning and Director of EdTech Leaders Online, or ETLO, EDC’s capacity-building online learning program for state departments of education, school districts, virtual schools, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to establish successful online learning programs for teachers, administrators, and students.

ETLO is the 2010 winner of the International Association of K-12 Online Learning Award for most innovative online learning program.

Since ETLO's inception in 1999, Treacy has led teams of online curriculum developers, instructors, media developers, and technical specialists to provide graduate-level training programs in online and blended learning, a catalog of more than 70 online courses for teachers and administrators, a national forum for online specialists implementing local online programs, and custom online development and consulting services.

Treacy directed EDC’s collaboration with e-Learning for Educators, a 10-state consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Education to establish statewide online professional development programs in each state. Research conducted in the e-Learning for Educators program demonstrated significant impact of ETLO courses and training on teachers’ content knowledge and instructional practices and on their students’ achievement. 

Treacy is the co-chair of the annual national Online Learning Institute held in collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board and the International Society for Technology in Education. She serves on the Massachusetts Educational Technology Advisory Council and the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Digital Learning Advisory Board. Treacy is a featured speaker at numerous national, state, and local online learning and educational technology conferences.

Before joining EDC, Treacy was a Developmental Math instructor at University of Massachusetts Boston and Roxbury Community College.

She has an AB from Harvard University and an EdM in technology in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.