Bari B. Jarvis, CPRP, CPO, M.Ed, has served the Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department for over 20 years in many capacities. Prior to becoming the Recreation Director in 1999, Bari was the 56 Club Coordinator, Teen Center Director, and Director of School Age Services. She briefly served the Springfield YMCA as the Director of School Age Services. Due to change in Town Government, Bari's title of Recreation Director was changed to Assisitant Director of Parks and Recreation, allowing for more involvement with the Parks component to the Department.
Bari received her Bachelor's degree in elementary education and psychology from Springfield College in 1995. She copmpleted her Master of Education degree in 2001 in Recreation Management, which she also received from Springfield College.
Bari serves as a member of the Pioneer Valley Parks and Recreation Association, the Massachusetts Parks and Recreation Association, the National Parks and Recreation Association and NEPA. She is a trainer for the National Youth Sports Coaches Alliances, conducting several trainings each year for coaching in many sports, including baseball, cheerleading, track, football and t-ball. She is a Certified Pool Operator, a Notary Public and serves on the MRPA Executive Board as the West Region Representative. Bari is a certified trainer with the American Red Cross.
In addition to serving as the Town's Director of Parks and Recreation, Bari is an adjunct professor with the Sports Management, Recreation and Tourism Department at Springfield College where she has taught Finance Management and currently teaches Recreation Management to undergraduate students each fall.