Saint Louis University 2015
Ph.D., Educational Studies
Concentration: Curriculum & Instruction
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 2001
M.Ed., Educational Psychology
Concentration: Curriculum, Technology & Educational Reform
Texas Christian University 1996
B.S., Math/Science Education
Professional Educator License, Illinois
Endorsements: Elementary Education; Mathematics (Grades 5-8)
Provisional Educator License, Texas
Endorsements: Elementary Self-Contained; Elementary Mathematics (Grades 1-8)
Certificate in University Teaching Skills, Saint Louis University
Purpose: Promote the development of faculty and graduate students in the journey toward transformative teaching.
Teaching & Research Experience
Learning Specialist in Medical Education, Saint Louis University, School of Medicine • 2016 – Present
Supports academic intervention programs for medical students, residents and faculty; provides individualized student outreach to students who are identified as at risk; provides academic coaching and support for students on an ongoing basis; monitors and tracks progress of students.
Adjunct Instructor, Saint Louis University, School of Education • 2015 – 2016
Courses taught taught include EDI 3320, Secondary Math Methods & Curriculum; EDI 3325, Secondary Math Practicum; Supervision of Billiken Teacher Corps students (2); Supervision of Student Teachers (2).
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Saint Louis University, Department of Educational Studies • 2013 – 2015
Courses taught include EDI 312, Secondary Math Methods; EDI 352, Middle School Math Methods; EDI 301, Elementary Math Methods; EDI 442, Assessing Classroom Performance; EDI 391, School & Community.
Graduate Student Project Director, Saint Louis University • 2013 – 2014
Served as a project director on a President’s Research Fund Grant, Encourage Women in STEM as a Career Choice: Innovative Methods in Promoting Climate, Weather, and Math Literacy to an All-Girl Middle School. Responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans and ensuring content and pedagogy was appropriate for the students.
Graduate Assistant, Saint Louis University, Department of Educational Studies • 2012
Assisted with research; assisted in teaching EDI 442, Assessing Classroom Performance, EDI 448, Teaching in Inclusive Environments and EDSP 370 Introduction to Disability Studies.
Teacher, McClernand Elementary School, Springfield District 186 • 2001 – 2002
Taught 4th grade at an at-risk elementary school with a poverty rate of over 95%.
Teacher Instructional Leader in Standards Based Education, Springfield District 186 • 2000 – 2001
Responsibilities included training the elementary teachers in all 22 elementary schools how to use standards to improve their teaching and assessment and overseeing the elementary science, social studies, health and physical education curriculum. Designed and implemented a standards-based report card for the elementary level. In addition, led a curriculum study to select the science programs to be piloted the following school year.
Teacher, Springfield District 186 • 1996 – 2000
Taught 7th grade math to approximately 100 students per year, 1996-1999. While in this position, I was the Yearbook sponsor as well as a Student Assistant Program group leader. Taught 5th grade, 1999-2000. I also served on numerous building level and district level committees during my time with the district.
Professional Presentations & Publications
Barnett, S. (June, 2016). Helping students learn how to learn. Session presented at the Summit for Transformative Learning Conference, Saint Louis, MO.
Wolla, S. & Barnett, S. (forthcoming book section, December, 2016). Math and world history connections for middle school economics. Section in Innovations in Economic Education: Promising Practices for Teachers and Students K-16, to be published by Routledge Publishing.
Barnett, S. & Murdick, N. (January, 2016). Pre-service teachers’ perceived ability to teach mathematics in inclusive classrooms. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities, Kona, HI.
Barnett, S. & Murdick, N. (August, 2015). Tips for working with your supervisor. Session presented at Saint Louis University School of Education Graduate Assistant Orientation.
Barnett, S. (July, 2015). Study skills in high school. One-day workshop for incoming freshman at Collegiate School of Medicine and Biosciences.
Barnett, S. (April, 2015). Pre-service elementary teachers’ perceived ability to teach mathematics in inclusive classrooms. Paper presented at the Saint Louis University Graduate Research Symposium.
Gartin, B., Murdick, N., Barnett, S. (January, 2014). Pica: A review of the literature. Poster presented for the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL.
Gartin, B., Murdick, N., Barnett, S., Cooley, J. (October, 2013). Teaching children with neiman-pick disease. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services.
Gartin, B., Murdick, N., Barnett, S. (April, 2013). Cornelia de Lange: A review of the literature. Poster presented for the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Gartin, B., Murdick, N., Barnett, S. (January, 2013). Cornelia de Lange: A review of the literature. Poster presented for the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities, Kona, HI.
Holy Trinity Catholic School, 2015
Developed & administered a Climate Survey for parents, teachers and students.
SLU Summer Reading Discussion Leader, 2014
Led small group discussion of The Little Prince.
SLU Student Teacher Research Symposium, 2013, 2014, 2015
Moderator of round table discussions.
Holy Trinity Catholic School, 2011-2012
Lead teachers in the process of curriculum mapping, analyzed ITBS test data, prepared and delivered workshops for teachers targeted to improve teaching and learning.
ADAPT 4 Autism, 2011-2012
Founding Board member.
Marie Schaefer Elementary School, 2010-2011
Volunteer librarian responsible for staffing the library when librarians were cut from the budget.
Dana Thomas House Foundation, 1998-2000
Education committee member.
Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society
Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Council for Exceptional Children