Meet Barry Fulton

Head of Middle School Barrington "Barry" Fulton Jr. is a dynamic educator who has spent nearly two decades as an independent school teacher and leader. Barry has passion for working with middle school students and a personal warmth that fosters trust and partnership with students, parents and faculty.

As Head of Middle School, Barry mentors faculty and oversees the academic program for Grades 6–9 while serving as the primary point of connection between the school and middle school families. He is deeply committed to developing student voice in the classroom and beyond (and creating opportunities for student leadership). He partners with faculty, staff and parents to create a warm, fun and inclusive learning environment where students can be their authentic selves and learn from both the mistakes they make and the supportive team around them. 

Prior to joining Foote, Barry served as Head of Middle School at North Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois, and in a variety of roles at Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, including Middle School Dean of Student Life, 6th Grade Team Leader, Middle School English Coordinator and English Teacher. He has also served as Program Director of The Louis August Jonas Foundation’s Camp Rising Sun, an international leadership camp in Rhinebeck, NY.  He now serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. In his leadership roles, Barry has proven himself to be a problem-solver, a critical thinker and an excellent decision maker. 

Barry earned a bachelor of arts in English and psychology at Williams College. He earned a master of arts in educational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

In his free time, Barry enjoys time with family and close friends, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and hip-hop dancing.  

As their final art project, ninth graders reproduce an impressionist oil painting of their choice after studying the history and techniques of the movement.