Daryan J. Barnes, EQ5 Founding Kindergarten Teacher, sees a strong connection between hard work and achievement. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Daryan received his B.A. in Political Science and Africana Studies from Tufts University and his M. Ed from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Education. Before joining the Equitas team, Daryan spent 4 years growing his craft as an early childhood educator, having taught in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and most recently, Brooklyn, New York. Although he’s had administrative experience, Daryan is most happy in a kindergarten classroom and looks forward to the growth and excellence that will be demonstrated by EQ5’s inaugural kindergarten class.