Wayne State College

Johanna Barnes

Dr. Johanna Barnes teaches education courses at Wayne State College. She taught second grade in Newman Grove, Neb., for 11 years before coming to teach at Wayne State.

Ed.D., University of South Dakota, 2013
M.S., Wayne State College, 2006
B.S., Wayne State College, 1997

Academic Interests
Dr. Barnes' teaching interests include developmental math in early childhood, elementary and middle school, as well as teaching models and practices for student learning PK-16.  Her research interests include action research in the classroom; math mindsets of students and teachers; and fundamentals of curriculum development for ages Pre-K to 16.

Best Advice for Students Considering a Career in Education
"Teaching is so much more than spending time with students, so considering education based on enjoying students is a great start. It will include knowing them and how they learn, the content they will be learning, how to help them learn the content, and how to check for their learning. Consider your area of teaching based on what you love to learn and your excitement for others to learn it, too."