Mr. Zachary Barnes (also known as Zack) was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating from Antioch High School, Zack attended Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and studied Psychology earning a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.). Mr. Barnes then earned a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (M.A.) from Ball State University (BSU). Currently, he is working on his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Literacy Studies at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).

Mr. Barnes started teaching in 2013 and has developed a strong interest in literacy intervention. Mr. Barnes spends an abundance of time reading as well as writing, and loves to share his passion for books with students.