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Kelli G. Barnett

1957 Carroll Creek Road, Gray, TN 37615

     (423) 794-8543 

Mission: Dedicated to creating an innovative and enriching learning environment for students with diverse learning needs.

Personal Goals:

  • Give every individual the opportunity to learn.
  • Respect every individual in our school community.
  • Offer leadership that enables the school climate to be a positive, productive environment for students and educators to thrive.

Certification:  Elementary Education K-8, Professional License

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major: Communications, Minor: Art (ETSU, 1998)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Endorsement K-8 (ETSU, 2003)
  • Currently working towards Doctor of Education (EdD) with Administrative Endorsement (Administrative License Completion Date December, 2016; EdD Completion Date December, 2018)

Teaching Experience:

  • Second Grade Instructor, University School, 7/2003-present
  • Ed TPA Scorer, Pearson, 2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, ETSU College of Education, (Courses taught: Introduction to the Profession of Teaching EDFN 2100, Elementary Science Methods SCED 4527/5527, Elementary Math Methods CUAI 5416, Designing Physical Learning Environments 3220) 1/2006-12/2013

Specialized Training (In addition to a variety of standard teaching development opportunities over the course of my teaching career):

  • Responsibility in Human Subjects Research Compliance Training, ETSU
  • Tennessee Teacher Evaluation Process, Washington County Board of Education
  • Responsive Classroom I, Northeast Foundation for Children
  • Responsive Classroom II, Northeast Foundation for Children         I
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification & First Aide Certification
  • East Tennessee TP3 (Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership) Training
  • Reading/Writing Staff Development Training with Dr. Lester Laminack

Committees:

SACS Test Data Evaluation Committee, Diversity Committee, Editorial Review Board, Tennessee Reading Teacher, Elementary Grade Manager, Technology Committee, Peace Day Committee, SACS Team, SACS Team 1 Chair, Interim First Grade Search Committee, Chair, University School Foundation, Assistant Director Search Committee, First Grade Search Committee Co-Chair, ETSU MAT Advisory Committee, University School Revisioning Committee, Washington County Textbook Selection Committee, University School Scheduling Committee, ETSU Recycling Task Force, University School Green School Committee, Chair, University School Building and Facilities Professional Leadership Committee, International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools Symposium Design Group, University School Director Search Committee, University School Sixth Grade Teacher Search Committee, University School Tenure Committee

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Mentorship for 3 New University School Faculty
  • Mentorship for Student Teachers: 36+ Pre-Service Teachers (Student Teachers and Residency Students)
  • Mentorship for ETSU Field Placement Students: 100+ observation students placed in classroom
  • Mentorship for Northeast State Field Placement Students: 2

Professional Research Collaborations:

  • Dr. Ed Dwyer, ETSU College of Education, Various Literacy Research Projects
  • Dr. Rebecca Isbell, ETSU College of Education, effects of storytelling and story reading on the oral language development of primary school children
  • Dr. April Blakely, University School, middle school/elementary buddy journal research project
  • Dr. Martha Coutinho, ETSU College of Education, Project ASSESS: Asperger’s Syndrome and Special Education Student Services
  • Dr. Jim Fox, ETSU “Make a Difference” Video Observation Project
  • Emily Skelton, University School, high school/elementary design and consumer science project
  • Dr. Chih-Che Tai, Ipad Integration in the Primary Classroom

Service Activities:

  • Make-A-Wish project to build two-story playhouse, Activities included: coordinating volunteers, painting outside and inside, and painting murals on inside
  • Cherokee United Methodist Church Daycare Board
  • Relay for Life, Team Member
  • Cherokee United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School
  • Shepherd's Storehouse Volunteer
  • Cherokee United Methodist Church Staff Parish Committee
  • Cherokee United Methodist Church Nursery Volunteer
  • Johnson City Major Little League Board Member and Player Agent
  • Girl Scout Brownie Troop 243 Leader

 

Professional Presentations:

  • Portfolio Development, Student Teaching Seminar Class, Fall 2003,  A 30 minute presentation to students in the student teaching seminar class regarding portfolio development and job searching
  • First Year Teacher Experiences, Orientation to Professional Education Seminar, Fall 2003,  A 30 minute presentation about my first year teaching experience and my philosophy of education
  • Teaching Constructively and Meeting Standards in a Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Classroom, 44th Annual ETSU Early Childhood Conference, June 2004,  A 1 hour 15 minute presentation regarding experiences teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and life skills in a primary classroom, using the constructivist philosophy,  Presented with Mary Myron and Deb West
  • First Year Teacher Experiences, Orientation to Professional Education Seminar, Fall 2004,  A 30 minute presentation about my first year teaching experience and my philosophy of education
  • Teaching Constructively and Meeting Standards in a Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Classroom, 45th Annual ETSU Early Childhood Conference, June 2005,  A 1 hour 15 minute presentation regarding experiences teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and life skills in a primary classroom, using the constructivist philosophy,  Presented with Mary Myron
  • Responsive Classroom Workshop, University School Aide Training, August 200
  • Teaching Constructively and Meeting Standards in a Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Classroom, 47th Annual ETSU Early Childhood Conference, June 2007,  A 1 hour 15 minute presentation regarding experiences teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and life skills in a primary classroom, using the constructivist philosophy,  Presented with Mary Myron and Noell Brickell
  • Revisioning University School, National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education, Boston, MA, October 2007,  A 1 hour presentation about the process of reinventing University School as a science/math signature school and providing students with a science/math centered education,  Presented with Noell Brickell

Professional Conferences:

  • National Council of Teachers of English National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2005
  • International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools Fall Symposium, Johnson City, TN October 2007
  • National Science Teachers Association National Conference, Boston, MA, October 2007

Professional Memberships:

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Association for Education of Young Children
  • National Science Teacher Association
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics

Professional Grants:

  • Putting Children First presented by Eastman Chemical Company, $500.00 grant for project "Sifting through Science" that was used to purchase materials that allow students to build scientific understanding in buoyancy, magnetism, and the investigation of physical properties of objects, December 2005
  • Education Grant Program presented by the Junior League of Johnson City, $369.00 grant that was used to purchase materials to set up a model of an aquatic habitat in the classroom, December 2005
  • Dean’s Collaboration Mini-Grant presented by Dr. Hal Knight, $425.00 grant used to enhance reading fluency and self-efficacy among second grade and ISED students through collaboration with Dr. Ed Dwyer, October 2007
  • Eastman Good Sports Always Recycle Grant, $500.00 grant awarded for being one of the top 10 recycling programs in the state of Tennessee used to fund University School green projects, October 2008
  • Dean’s Collaboration Mini-Grant presented by Dr. Hal Knight, $450.00 grant used to enhance reading fluency and mathematics competencies through collaboration with Mr. Michael Brickell, Dr. Ed Dwyer, and Dr. Lori Meier, October 2008
  • STEM Teacher Grant, Physics in the Classroom, $1200, 2012
  • Dr. Chih-Che Tai Ipad Grant, $3000, 2012

Other Professional Activities and Achievements:

  • Student honored with poetry writing award for work completed in class by The Monday Club of Johnson City, March 2004
  • Student honored with poetry writing award for work completed in class by The Monday Club of Johnson City, March 2005
  • ETSU College of Education Admission Board Interviews, August 2005
  • Article written about our class and curriculum:  University School Goes to Press, Family Pastime Magazine, September 2005
  • Alumni Return to the Classroom Program: Represented the alumni from the  Master of Arts in Teaching program to return to the classroom as a  "professor for a day", October 2005
  • Represented the MAT program for NCATE showcase and NCATE faculty and alumni interview, November
  • Student honored with poetry writing award for work completed in class by The Monday Club of Johnson City, March 2006
  • Tennessee Association of Childhood Education International) 2010 Week of the Classroom Teacher Award winners announced:

 

 

 

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