There’s always someone who needs the knowledge that you can give; don’t keep what you’ve learned to yourself.” – Julia O. Barnes


Julia has worked as a classroom teacher from as early as 2006 at both the secondary and early childhood levels. She exudes a spirit of excellence in her profession so much that she was able to stand as the four-year group leader and valedictorian for her class in her studies to become a trained and certified teacher. In addition, Julia has attained a first-class honors bachelor degree in Early Childhood education, capping awards in multiple core subjects.  

More recently, Julia has emerged as a teacherpreneur as the founder of  Barnes Teacher and Technology Services.  This is an independent education development company that uses modern technology to transform the teaching and learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.

As part of her mandate, Julia has been impacting change in Jamaica through

  • Education technology blog and training workshops
  • Online business coaching
  • Impactful speaking
  • Organizing the inaugural staging of the Boss Teacher Summit in Jamaica
  • Writing her debut book – Think it, Teach it, Sell it – a blueprint for creating online courses and making money selling them

Your Speaker & Trainer

As your event speaker, Julia is capable of captivating your audience with her very presence. Her tenure as an educator has taught her to always deliver practical, engaging and impactful experiences to an audience.

Julia was born in poverty, grew with hate, hurt and physical abuse and suffered from low self-esteem which resulted in her being shy. She went from being a college dropout to valedictorian. Today, her transformation still amazes many, however, Julia is deliberate with being transparent about her journey and using it  to educate and inspire others.

Julia’s goal in every presentation and training session is to use her expertise and experiences to provide context for her message and suggest practical strategies that the audience can apply to impact change in their personal and professional endeavours.

Her areas of expertise include

  • Online course creation
  • Online business
  • Education technology classroom strategies
  • Teacher entrepreneurship

If you have any questions or comments feel free to call Julia at 1 (876) 797-1572, email at jb [at] juliaobarnes [dot] com or message on Facebook/ Instagram @juliaobarnes