University of South Carolina
Barnett Berry is a Research Professor at the University of South Carolina, where he helped launch ALL4SC — an initiative launched in late 2019, to marshal the resources of an entire R1 institution of higher education in service of high need school communities to advance systems of whole child education. Over his 35 year career Dr. Berry’s research has focused primarily on teaching policy and teacher professionalism. And his work with the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future in the 1990s led to his founding of CTQ in 2000, a non-profit that focused on igniting teacher leadership to transform public education for more equitable outcomes for students. His two books, TEACHING 2030 and Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave, frame a bold vision for the profession's future. In 2021, Dr. Berry was presented the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He also serves as a Senior Research Fellow for the Learning Policy Institute, Palo Alto (CA) to assist in advancing evidence-based policies in support of deeper, more equitable outcomes for every student.