Patrick Barnes teaches Virginia and U.S. History, and World History II at Dan River High School in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Barnes graduated from Longwood University in 2013 with a degree in History and Secondary Education with minors in Political Science and Anthropology. Barnes is beginning his third year of teaching through Pittsylvania County Schools and will for the first time teach AP Government. Barnes also serves on the At Risk Committee at Dan River High School finding solutions and preventions for students struggling academically.  Barnes has also served as the assistant coach for the Dan River JV baseball team for the past two seasons.