Thomas D. Barr
502 East Ferguson Road
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
Cell (660) 341-3664
[email protected]
General Education and Training
●2014 Specialist’s Degree, Educational Leadership, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
●2003 Master's Degree, Educational Leadership, Northwest Missouri State University,
Maryville, Missouri
● 2000 Grant Writing Certificate, Iowa Western Community College, Clarinda, Iowa
●2000 MOC/Career and Technical Education, Curriculum Development for CTE,
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
●1995 Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Program, Northwest Missouri State University,
Maryville, Missouri
●1994 Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
●Graduate Shenandoah Iowa High School
Specific Sports Information Education, Training and Duties
Evangel College (now University), Springfield, Missouri
●Defensive Football Statistician (Home and Away)
●Media Guide Design, Production and Editing
●Basketball Statistician (Men’s and Women’s)
●Travelled with Women’s Basketball
●Baseball Official Statistician and Public Address Announcer
●Home Game Management/Media and Special Guests
●Press Conference/Media Relations Management
●Press Release Writing
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
●Sideline Injury Reporter for Football (for Press Box/PA Communications)
●Timeout/TV Coordinator for Raycom/ESPN for Nationally Televised Games
●Football Press Conference Management
●Media Guide Editing (Men’s Football and Basketball)
●Media Guide Design/Production/Editing (Selected Non-Revenue Sports)
●Press Release/Game Program Production/Editing
●Timeout Coordinator Men’s Basketball/ESPN
●Statistician for Talent Men’s Basketball/ESPN
●Production Assistant for Producer (Graphics) Men’s Basketball/ESPN
●Director of Media Relations, NCAA Men’s Division I Wrestling Championships
●Wrote and Edited Media Guides for Wrestling, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Golf, Track and Field
●Travelled Various Times with Men’s Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field
●Assistant Director for Media Relations for ‘Rumble Under the Roof” (First Arena Football
Game Held in the State of Iowa)
●Public Address Announcer for Women’s Gymnastics
●Home Game/Press Conference Management/Media Relations
●Press Release/Feature Story Writing
●Myriad Statistics/Releases for All Sports When Required
●Baseball Scoreboard and Scorebook Operation
●Many Other Assigned Duties, Including Attending Home Events and Selected Travel
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
●Football Statistician (Various Offensive/Defensive Stats, Depending on Game)
●Media Guide Production and Editing/Desktop Publishing Copy and Photos
●Basketball Statistician (Men’s and Women’s) and Men’s Public Address Announcer
●Travelled with Men’s Baseball and Track and Field
●Home Game Management/Media and Special Guests
●Press Conference/Media Relations Management
●Press Release Writing
Sports Information Employment History
08/1982- 05/1983
Sports Information Intern – Evangel College (now University),
Springfield, Missouri, supervised by the late David Fillmore
08/1989- 06/1994
Sports Information Department Student Assistant – University of Iowa,
Iowa City, Iowa, supervised by Sports Information Director the late
George Wine, Assistant Phil Haddy, and Associates Steve Malchow and
Steve Roe
08/1995- 05/1997
Sports Information Graduate Assistant – Northwest Missouri State
University, Maryville, Missouri, supervised by Sports Information
Director Larry Cain
Non- Sports Information Employment History
Director of Student Services and Assistant High School Principal,
Dickinson High School, 979 13th Avenue West, Dickinson, North Dakota
My duties included overseeing attendance and tardiness, discipline, and social events of nearly
900 9-12 students in a district of over 3,400. I implemented and enforced district and building
level policy, and was in charge of the Instructional Program, Summer School and Driver’s
Education programs and their budgets for the district and adjacent districts. I also evaluated the
teaching and Student Affairs staffs, attended IEP and Administrative Council and School Board
meetings, supervised athletic events, and led the Student Council, along with application and
editing of the Faculty and Student handbooks, all transferable skills in the Sports Information
08/2012- 06/2014
Middle School Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction,
Pekin Community School District, 1062 Birch Avenue, Packwood, Iowa
At Pekin, I was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the middle school, including teacher
and student evaluations and facilities management and supervision, along with the myriad duties
of the curriculum director, including managing all of the standardized testing protocols, budgets,
and attending various meetings and workshops. I also spent a year after this appointment,
because of a RIF, substitute teaching at Fairfield and Ottumwa Community School Districts.
High School Principal, Schuyler R-1 School District, PO Box 100
Highway 63 North, Queen City, Missouri
As Schuyler principal, I administered the day-to-day operations of my building, including
teacher evaluations, physical plant operation and upkeep, supervision, and constant decisionmaking to ensure the smooth operation of the staff and building. It was also during this time I
began work through Saint Louis University on my doctorate program.
08/2005 to 07/2008
Assistant Principal (7-12), Athletic Director, Lewis County C-1 School
District, PO Box 366 Ewing, Missouri
At Highland, my main duties included, but were not limited to behavior evaluation and
accountability, athletic director’s duties, teacher evaluations, assistance in curriculum and
professional development, and any other duties assigned.
07/2003 to 07/2005
Middle School Teacher and Coach, North Nodaway R-VI Community
School District, 705 East Barnard, Hopkins, Missouri
At North Nodaway, I served as the Middle School Social Studies Instructor, teaching 6th grade
Geography, 7th grade World History, and 8th grade United States History, along with Life Skills
and Reading classes, and High School Character Education. In addition, I was the Head Boys’
Basketball Coach and President of the local CTA.
01/2003 to 06/2003 Certified Substitute Teacher, Various Schools
I was a substitute teacher for various school districts while completing my Master's Degree in
Educational Leadership at Northwest Missouri State University.
08/1997 to 1/2003
Certified Teacher and Coach, Clarinda Academy
1820 North 16th Street, Clarinda, Iowa
At Clarinda Academy, I taught World History, Geography, and Career Exploration and coached
the basketball and track and field teams in both head and assistant capacities. I was responsible
for anywhere from 10 to 30 students at one time. I was voted Employee of the Month twice
during my tenure, and also received the Premier High School Coaches Award from the Iowa
High School Athletic Association in May of 2000.
01/1997 to 05/1997 Certified Substitute Teacher, Various Schools
I was a substitute teacher and coach at various public schools in southwest Iowa.
08/1994 to 12/1996
Certified Teacher and Coach, Tarkio Academy
300 North 13th Street, Tarkio, Missouri
At Tarkio Academy, I taught Geography, World, American, and African-American History,
Consumer Economics, Government, GED, and Driver's Education. In addition, I coached the
basketball and track and field teams, in both head and assistant capacities. I was also involved in
various projects and committees.
Accomplishments and Professional Organizations
2014 member of NDASSP and NASSP
2010 McRel Principal Leadership Consortium Member
2005 to 2010 - Member of MASSP and NASSP
2002 Inductee Who's Who Among America's Teachers
2000 Recipient of Premier Coaches Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association
References for Thomas D. Barr
Mr. Mike Lageschulte
Special Projects Coordinator
University of Utah
Athletics Department
1825 E. South Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0900
(801) 587-9162
Mr. Steve Roe
Director of Athletic Communications
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
(319) 335-9411
[email protected]
Mr. Steve Malchow
Senior Associate AD for Communications
Iowa State University
1800 South 4th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010
(515) 294-5095
[email protected]
Mr. Fred Whipple
Former Superintendent of Schools
Pekin Community School District
2811 Shamrock Drive
Burlington, Iowa 52601
(319) 759-1664 (c)
Mr. Jay Slight
Middle School Principal
Storm Lake Middle School
621 Tornado Drive
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712) 389-2445 (c)
(712) 732-8080 (w)
Mr. Guy Fridley
Director of Athletics and Activities
Dickinson Community School District
979 13th Avenue West
Dickinson, North Dakota 58601
(701) 456-0030