Barnett Berryis a research professor at the University of South Carolina, where he is the founding director of ALL4SC a newly funded initiative to marshal the resources of an entireR1 institution of higher education in service of high need school communities as defined by those from the community. Barnett’s career includes serving as a high school teacher, a social scientist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at UofSC (in the 1990s), a senior state education agency leader, and senior consultant with the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, leading its state partnership network which later led to his founding of the Center for Teaching Quality in 1999. CTQ launched the nation's first virtual network of teacher leaders, and has remained steadfast in its efforts to ignite change from inside of the public education system by supporting those who work most closely with students to drive the transformation of teaching and learning.
Barnett has authored a wide array of policy and research reports, journal articles, and commissioned papers — all focused on advancing knowledge of the teaching profession, teacher leadership, and improving public education. His two books, TEACHING 2030 and Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave, frame a bold vision for the profession's future.