Dr. Barbara Buys - Director
FCU Board of Directors
After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, Dr. Buys began teaching elementary school for the School Board of Alachua County. She has taught at Metcalfe, Waldo and Littlewood elementary schools. During her tenure in the teaching profession, Dr. Buys attended the University of Florida where she also earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in Education.
Since earning those degrees, Dr. Buys has served as principal at a number of elementary schools, including Chester Shell, William Talbot, Joseph Williams and Kimball Wiles. Dr. Buys retired in June 2018 after 42 years with the School Board of Alachua County. She is currently an adjunct professor in the College of Education at the University of Florida. Along with volunteering on Florida Credit Union’s Board of Directors, she devotes her time to a number of community organizations including the United Way, American Heart Association and Girl Scouts. She also participates in various professional organizations such as the Phi Delta Kappa, a professional education organization.