Our Story


Mrs. Marcie Steel, a veteran teacher, came up with the idea for Barrier Buddies while imagining what the upcoming school year would be like for elementary students. After a thorough online search for something similar for her Kindergarten classroom and not finding anything affordable enough or readily available in the United States, she set out to design her own. With the help of her engineer husband, Rob, they designed the barriers in hopes of providing them for local schools.

The barriers are intended to provide not just additional protection against viruses, but peace of mind for teachers and parents too. Kids can also have fun customizing their Barrier Buddy with dry erase markers for use during classroom lessons or to simply provide comfort during these unprecedented times.

These shields are also know as classroom sneeze guards, classroom desk shields, classroom desk barriers, school PPE, student protection barriers, plexiglass barriers, white board barriers.