Barnett Berry
CEO and Founding Partner


  • Leadership and governance
  • P-12 reform and policy
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher workforce

Barnett Berry is the CEO and founding partner at the Center for Teaching Quality, a national nonprofit organization based in Carrboro, N.C., which was launched in 1999 to advance a 21st century teaching profession. The CTQ Collaboratory serves as incubator of teacher leadership, connecting, readying and mobilizing classroom experts so they can lead pedagogical and policy reforms. Over his 30-year career, Berry has served as a classroom teacher, think tank analyst, state education agency executive and university professor. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, essays and book chapters on a wide range of teaching policy topics. His first book, “Teaching 2030” (Teachers College Press, 2011) outlined a bold vision for the profession; his second, “Teacherpreneurs” (Jossey-Bass, 2013) portrayed how teachers learn to lead in bold ways and the important role they must play in transforming public education. Berry frequently advises education associations, non-profits and school reform organizations committed to teaching quality, equity and social justice in America’s schools. Follow him @BarnettCTQ and his blog, “Advancing the Teaching Profession.”