Phone: (859) 381-3613
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Shaw University Master’s degree in educational leadership from George Mason University
Barry Richburg, a seasoned educator with experience in two of the nation’s top-rated school districts, took the helm at Yates in September 2020. A North Carolina native, he brings 18 years of experience in education, having worked in schools in North Carolina and Virginia.
Richburg started his career as an elementary teacher in the Prince William County Public School System in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. After four years, he returned to Raleigh where he taught elementary school before moving into the role of assistant principal. From 2012 until joining Fayette County Public Schools, he was principal for two elementary and one middle school in the Wake County Public School system.
Richburg holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Shaw University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from George Mason University.