Mandy Barrett

Mandy Barrett

Mandy Barrett, EdD, currently serves as an elementary school principal in northwest Arkansas. She has over 20 years of experience working in high-poverty schools and schools with large ESL populations.


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Mandy Barrett

Mandy Barrett, EdD currently serves as an elementary school principal in northwest Arkansas. She has over 20 years of experience working in high-poverty schools and schools with large ESL populations.

Dr. Barrett enjoys the challenge of working with teachers and staff to creatively address Tier 2 and Tier 3 scheduling issues. She works closely with teachers to create collaborative team structures focused on data-driven instruction, student growth, and monitoring assessment results.

Dr. Barrett graduated from the Arkansas Leadership Academy’s Master Principal Institute, where an emphasis was placed on performance standards focused on moving schools from good to great. Most recently, her school was identified as the “Arkansas School Where Students Learn the Most” in a research study completed by Stanford University (2017).

Dr. Barrett received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Missouri Southern State College, her master’s degree in education from Southwest Baptist University, her specialist degree in administration from William Woods University, and her doctoral degree in instructional leadership from Northcentral University.

PLC at Work®

Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, and Tim Brown, the champions of PLC at Work, are among the foremost authorities on applying PLC principles in the real world of schools. They consult with state departments, professional organizations, and school districts worldwide on strategies for improving schools.

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Presentation titles by Mandy Barrett

  • The Why of PLCs
  • Got Behavior?—Creating a Positive School Culture Focused on Student Learning
  • Understanding Depth of Knowledge
  • Increasing Teachers’ Expertise in Depth of Knowledge
  • Unwrapping Standards—Get to the Target

“Mandy was simply amazing. It’s funny—when you do a training like this, there is always concern. The size, the location, the layout, etc. I will tell you it could not have been better for my teachers and Claremore Public Schools. Great organization of information, presentation had the background necessary without going overboard and was transitioned into the standards and essential elements. Mandy was a perfect fit for us. We want her back in the spring. We also want to be able to utilize her throughout the year at times, maybe even visit her school. Right person, at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing ... perfect.”

Bryan Frazier, superintendent, Claremore Public Schools, Oklahoma

“Ms. Barrett was able to take a difficult subject and quickly break the information down into step-by-step pieces. She was friendly, informative, and able to explain both the why and how. I look forward to working with her again.”

Bonita Johnson, gifted specialist, Mabelvale Elementary, Arkansas