Bill Barnes is director of curricular programs, secondary and preK–12 for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. He is also director of Eastern Region 2 for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and an adjunct professor for Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and Towson University. Bill is passionate about ensuring equity and opportunity in mathematics for students, families, and staff. His experiences drive his advocacy efforts as he works to ensure opportunity and access to underserved and underperforming populations. He fosters partnership among schools, families, and community resources in an effort to shatter traditional educational barriers.
A past president of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Bill has served as the Affiliate Service Committee Eastern Region 2 representative for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and regional team leader for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Bill is the recipient of the 2003 Maryland Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He was named Outstanding Middle School Math Teacher by the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Maryland Public Television and Master Teacher of the Year by the National Teacher Training Institutes. Bill earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Towson State University and a master's degree in mathematics and science education from Johns Hopkins University.