Dr. Soraya I. de Barros, Director of Community Schools


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Dr. Soraya de Barros has served the students and families of the Brockton Public Schools since 1997 with compassionate energy, determination and strong leadership. In her first year in Community Schools of Brockton (CSB), Dr. de Barros has:

  • Instituted efforts to modernize CSB, preserving decades of paper records on digital files;
  • co-chaired a successful fundraising campaign to purchase laptops for students/families with no home technology as COVID-19 forced months of remote learning;
  • worked with the Advisory Board to brainstorm rebranding for the 21st Century;
  • implemented creative and engaging virtual alternatives to in-person summer classwork, courses and free tutoring due to mandated social isolation;
  • worked with the Driver Education team to provide students with two in-person, intensive summer sessions; and raised the image of CSB,
  • added instructors and sessions, and she is preparing to diversify course offerings when in-person attendance returns.

Dr. de Barros worked most recently as Director of the School Registration and Parent Information Center where she was responsible for all student assignments in grades PreK-12, all related student enrollment documents and records, and all parent information issues. She was first hired as a Transitional Bilingual Education teacher at the Belmont Street Elementary School and from fall 2006 through the summer of 2010 she was a Citywide Standards-Based Mathematics Coach for grades K-8.

In 2010, Dr. de Barros was chosen to participate in the district’s intensive administrative internship program, working with high-level district administrators for a valuable day-to-day look at how departments and schools function. She was also involved in teacher training for many years and was an adjunct professor at Fitchburg State University and Cambridge College.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1996 from Eastern Nazarene College, also receiving that year’s Outstanding Student Award in her major. She earned a Master’s degree in Education in English as a Second Language from Eastern Nazarene College in May 2003.

She added Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2016 from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where she graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.


Community Schools of Brockton
365 Westgate Dr, Suite 10 & 11
Brockton, MA 02301

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School Vacation Hours:
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8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
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8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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