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Kelli Barnett                                                                                                                            

  

East Tennessee State University

Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education

University School

Box 70632

Johnson City, TN 37614

(423) 439-4333

barnettk@etsu.edu

 

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

 

Personal Goals:

·         Give every child the opportunity to learn.

·         Respect every child.

·         Have the classroom environment ready for learning.

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)

Teaching Experience:

·         Student Teacher, University School, 1/2003-5/ 2003

·         Second Grade Instructor, University School, 7/2003-present

·         Adjunct Faculty, ETSU College of Education, (Courses taught: Introduction to the Profession of Teaching EDFN 2100, Elementary Science Methods SCED 4527/5527, and Elementary Math Methods CUAI 5416) 1/2006-present

Specialized Training:

·         Responsibility in Human Subjects Research Compliance Training, ETSU, September 2003 (Recertification July 2006)

·         Tennessee Teacher Evaluation Process, Washington County Board of Education, September 2003

·         Brain 101: Source for Brain Based Education, University of Georgia: Interactive Teaching Network, January 2004

·         Responsive Classroom I, Northeast Foundation for Children, Gastonia, NC, June 2004

·         I Can Do It! Breakthrough Strategies for Solving Math Word Problems That Build Student Self-Confidence, Otter Creek Institute, Knoxville, TN, December 2004

·         American Heart Association CPR Certification, December 2004 (Recertification August 2008)

·         East Tennessee TP3 (Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership) Workshop, Vonore, TN, September 2007

·         Reading/Writing Staff Development Training with Dr. Lester Laminack, Asheville, NC 2005-present (once per quarter)

·        Responsive Classroom II, Northeast Foundation for Children, Alexandria, VA, June 2008

·         International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools Symposium Design Group, West Palm Beach, FL, October 2008

·        5 Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program, The Leadership and Learning Center, Jan Christinson, September 2008

·         Carol Midgett Math Workshop, Johnson City, TN July 2009

·         Smart Board Training, University School, August 2007 and August 2009

Committees:

·         SACS Test Data Evaluation Committee, 2003-2004

·         Diversity Committee, 2003-2004

·         Editorial Review Board, Tennessee Reading Teacher, January 2005-2008

·         Elementary Grade Manager, 2004-2005

·         Technology Committee, 2004-present

·         Peace Day Committee, 2004-2005

·         SACS Team 1, 2004-2005

·         SACS Team 1 Chair, 2005-2006

·         Interim First Grade Search Committee, Chair, 2004

·         University School Foundation, Rotating Member, 2003-present

·         Assistant Director Search Committee, 2005

·         First Grade Search Committee, Co-Chair, 2005

·         ETSU MAT Advisory Committee, August 2005-2007

·        University School Revisioning Committee, October 2005-2009

·        Washington County Textbook Selection Committee, 2005-2006

·        University School Scheduling Committee, 2006-preseent

·         ETSU Recycling Task Force, May 2007-present

·        University School Green School Committee, Chair, 2007-present

·        University School Building and Facilities Professional Leadership Committee, May 2009-present

Mentor Responsibilities:

·         Mentorship for new University School faculty: 1 from 2005 to present

·         Mentorship for Student Teachers: 22+ Pre-Service Teachers from 2003 to present

·         Mentorship for ETSU Field Placement Students: 85+ from 2003 to present

·         Mentorship for Northeast State Field Placement Students: 2 from 2004 to present

Professional Collaborations:

·         Dr. Ed Dwyer, ETSU College of Education, various literacy activities, 2003-present

·         Dr. Rebecca Isbell, ETSU College of Education, effects of storytelling and story reading on the oral language development of primary school children, 2003-2004

·         April Blakely, University School, middle school/elementary buddy journal project 2004–2008

·         Dr. Martha Coutinho, ETSU College of Education, Project ASSESS: Asperger’s Syndrome and Special Education Student Services, 2005-2006

·         Dr. Jim Fox, ETSU “Make a Difference” Video Observation Project, 2007

·         Emily Skelton, University School, high school/elementary design and consumer science project, 2006 - 2007

Service Activities:

·         Make-A-Wish project to build two-story playhouse, Fall 2004, Activities included: coordinating volunteers, painting outside and inside, and painting murals on inside

·         Cherokee United Methodist Church Daycare Board, 2004-2008

·         Relay for Life, Team Member, June 2005.  The second grade class participated as a team in the all-night Relay for Life event

·         Cherokee United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School, 2005-present

·         Shepherd's Storehouse Volunteer, 2005-2006

·         Cherokee United Methodist Church Staff Parish Committee, 2008-present

·         Cherokee United Methodist Church Nursery Volunteer, 2008-present

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 2005

·         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, 2004-present

·         National Association for Education of Young Children, 2005-present

·         National Science Teacher Association, 2007-present

·         National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, 2008-present

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

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 2005

·         Student honored with poetry writing award for work completed in class by The Monday Club of Johnson City, March 2006