Mr. Barnes graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with degrees in Environmental Management and Policy, International Studies, and Economics. He also studied Chinese and Chinese history at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.
Upon graduation, Mr. Barnes began his educational career in China, first as a teacher, then as the Associate Director of Global Classroom Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating educational exchange and cooperation between China and America.
Mr. Barnes, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley’s 5th grade Introduction to Science and 6th grade Biology Subject Expert Teacher, loves to share his passion for the sciences and aims to make every student understand that they are scientists whose combined efforts will change the way we see the world around us.
When he is not playing with lasers and explosions in the classroom, Mr. Barnes is likely to be doing the same in his home (otherwise known as cooking…).