Barclay’s entire career has been dedicated to improving the lives of children through education. After early experiences as a high school teacher in Utah and working to create large-scale professional development programs in India, he founded Learning.com—a Portland-based education technology company that helped bring online learning opportunities to students in thousands of districts across the United States. Prior to joining Education Northwest, Burns was a professor of entrepreneurship and strategy at the University of Utah. Burns holds a Ph.D. in instructional psychology from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge.
“I believe that to open the doors of opportunity to all, we must combine evidence and innovation. We must take what we know—and can learn—about what works in education and find new ways of getting that knowledge into the hands of those who need it most. Only then will we begin to remove the barriers that persist in our country and around the world.”