Mr. Dan Barber

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Mr. Dan Barber

Dan Barber, Assistant Principal
dabarber@gaston.k12.nc.us

Mr. Dan Barber is a native of Massachusetts and graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and English from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). Mr. Barber went on to complete his Masters Degree in Education at Tufts University. He moved to Charlotte in August of 2004 and taught for 11 years (2nd Grade, 5th Grade and AIG) in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system before joining Gaston County Schools.


Mr. Barber has served as an Instructional Facilitator at H. H. Beam Elementary, an Assistant Principal at Woodhill Elementary and is entering his second year as Gardner Park’s Assistant Principal. He has been working for the Tufts University International Programs and Partnerships as an instructor in the Kanazawa programs as well as a summer administrator for numerous customized English Language Programs. Mr. Barber is currently a doctoral student in the Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership program at Northeastern University. Mr. Barber was recently accepted into North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association’s Future-Ready Leadership program and will be a member of its 2018-2019 cohort.

Mr. Barber and his wife reside in Clover with their six daughters. When he is not working, Mr. Barber enjoys spending time with his family, biking, reading, playing squash, and following his beloved Boston Red Sox.