Dr. Dan Barber is a native of Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in 2000. Dr. Barber went on to complete his Masters Degree in Education at Tufts University in Boston and his Ed. D. from Northeastern University. He moved to Charlotte in 2004 and taught in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for 11 years. Dr. Barber was an Instructional Facilitator at H. H. Beam for one year and has been an Assistant Principal (Woodhill Elementary, Gardner Park, Pleasant Ridge and North Gaston) and Principal (Costner Elementary) for the last six years. He has six(!) daughters (ranging in age from 20 to 5). Dr. Barber was named Gaston County School's Assistant Principal of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year and is a finalist for the Gaston Gazette's Best Principal for the 2021-2022 school year. His hobbies include reading, biking, following the Red Sox and, of course, spending time with his family. He is very excited to be joining the Cox Mill Elementary family!
Dr. Barber can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org