Meytal Barak

Director of Early Literacy

Meytal oversees the strategic direction of Book Harvest’s Early Childhood (Birth-to-Five) portfolio. She joined Book Harvest team in 2015 and has over 20 years of experience partnering with families, seven years of experience teaching in the classroom, and five years as an assistant and consultant in early childhood education research.

Meytal received her Master’s in Education from UNC Chapel Hill, specializing in Early Intervention and Family Support. She was a member of the inaugural Class of LatinxEd Education Equity Fellows in 2021. She serves on the Parent Child+ NC Advisory Board.

Start Date: September 2015

Favorite Children’s Book Right Now: “Handa’s Surprise” by Eileen Browne

Likes & Loves: Meytal loves dancing, cooking, spending time with her family, being in community, and going to the beach!

Experience: 20 years partnering with families, 7 years teaching in the classroom, 5 years assistant and consultant in early childhood education research

What she’s hopeful for: My hope is that we give all of our children a true sense of community every day!