Cherie Barnett Gaines

Cherie Barnett Gaines began her career in 2001 as a middle school teacher of science, reading, and English. After earning her doctoral degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in Education with a concentration in Educational Administration and Supervision, she began work in higher education at Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States (LMU), where she worked in Initial Teacher Licensure programs. While at LMU, Dr. Gaines also served as Director of Clinical Experiences for the School of Education, focusing on accreditation. Currently, Dr. Gaines is an Associate Professor of Education in the doctoral program for Education at LMU. Cherie’s research interests include rural schools, teacher leadership, school climate, middle school education, and leadership preparation. As a member of the American Educational Research Association’s Leadership for School Improvement Special Interest Group, she focuses her research on school improvement in those research areas. Dr. Gaines has presented research at conference meetings such as American Educational Research Association; Mid-South Educational Research Association; British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society; and Appalachian College Association, and her work can be found in journals such as NASSP Bulletin and in published books.


Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education
Cherie Barnett Gaines, Kristy M. Hutson. © 2021. 335 pages.
Declining academic performance, along with a growing apathy of students toward the value of education, demonstrates that students in the United States public education system do...
The Perception Educators Have of their Leader’s Support and their Own Perceived Level of Burnout
Gregory C. Petty, Cherie Barnett Gaines. © 2013. 20 pages.
Effective instructional systems deal with many challenges; perhaps the greatest is technological change. However, perhaps more insidious to instructional effectiveness is the...