About Paul/Contact

Paul Barnwell

After growing up and attending college in New England, I arrived in Kentucky in the summer of 2004. I’ve been here since. When I’m not gardening, bow-hunting, cooking, writing, reading, or watching plenty of football in the fall, I serve in a hybrid “teacherpreneur” role in Louisville’s Jefferson County Public School system. I teach half time English at Fern Creek High School and work on designing and implementing professional learning systems, among other projects, while not teaching.  My job is important to me, but it doesn’t define me. I used to spend more time writing solely about teaching and learning, and now I’ve decided to branch out a bit more, usually coming up with more questions than answers! Thanks for stopping by to check out the site. Special thanks to Middlebury College, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, the CE&S Foundation, and Write to Change in Clemson, SC, for supporting my graduate school work and projects in the classroom.


psbarnwell at hotmail.com 

paul.barnwell at jefferson.kyschools.us

Twitter: @mindfulstew

19 thoughts on “About Paul/Contact

  1. Thanks for the mention! It’s inspiring to be engaged with such a thoughtful community of writers/thinkers/photographers, and I’m excited to see what else I will discover in the coming weeks and months.

  2. Paul,

    I love your story on digital storytelling recently on PBS.org and also your article on goal setting. I also been very involved for the last five years with helping students with digital storytelling. I’m a former special ed teacher and developed a program called Tel.A.Vision, http://www.telavision.tv. It is a curriculum, website and software to help youth create vision videos of their future as though everything they want in their life has already happened. It is had a profound effect on the students around the country that have completed these videos. If you’re interested please visit my website and if you’d like a free trial let me know.
    Best wishes

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  5. Hey Paul — I found your blog through Broadside’s post today. I went to law school in Louisville and try to get back to visit every chance I can from here in West Virginia. Looking forward to your posts!

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  7. Hi, Paul! I randomly found your post and thought about giving you a big like for the picture with the chicken on your shoulder. You have nice hobbies (especially cooking) and an interesting job. Keep up the good work! Love, Anny Moore.

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