Brent Barry, Rogue Powerpack Secretary

My name is Brent Barry and I am the superintendent of Phoenix-Talent Schools. This year will mark my 14th year with this amazing district. During my time in this district, I have served as an assistant principal/athletic director at Phoenix High school, principal at Orchard Hill elementary school and most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Academics and Student Services. Previously I served as a teacher and coach for Crook County School District (1996-97 school year), Oregon City School District (1997-99 school years) and Medford 549c (1999-2003 school years). I earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Linfield College in 1996, Master in Education from SOU in 2005 and my Administrative License from Portland State University in 2007.

I currently serve on the board at Rogue Valley Family YMCA, Rogue Powerpack Program and board member emeritus/former president of Medford-Alba Sister City association. In addition, I was the volunteer coordinator for the Rogue Run for the first 3 years of this event which brought in 200+ volunteers throughout the valley. In addition, I have served as a youth club volleyball coach, asa softball coach and aau basketball coach.

I really enjoy spending time with family. My wife, Sara, and I have been married for 21 years and have two daughters, Alexandra and Lauren. We love to travel together and enjoy the outdoors. But, some of our best times is when we can sit down as a family for dinner and talk about how things are going, as Sara and I feel it is very important tradition to keep alive in our society. The balance of work, family, faith, health and friends is a challenge in today’s world, but something we strive to model for our staff and community.

Finally, I am really excited to be a part of Rogue Powerpack Program. In my profession, I see the need everyday of students that are hungry. Also, I believe this program provides hope for our families and they know someone cares for their well-being. I serve as the secretary on the board and look forward to growing this program.