James was my manager and he was managing our big team. His outstanding leadership skills was a motivation to the team. We all had great appreciation for our manager who used to support us in getting our project deliverables on time and with good quality. He normally encourages a cooperative atmosphere and supports group problem solving, ensuring that the tasks are completed on time without any personal conflicts. I have never seen James losing his temper on any difficult situations, but always motivated the team to meet all challenges with great patience. I would consider James as one of the best managers & a leader whom I have ever worked with. Today James is promoting the public schools in the state of NC. I’m sure his commitment and leadership skills will make him successful in achieving his objective.
I appreciate that I had the chance to serve on the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education with James Barrett. He has always been a champion of what is best for students – supporting high quality and diverse educators, safe and healthy learning environments, appropriate individualized supports, and social justice.
I knew James was destined for great things when he and I would complain about the conditions of the lockers in gym class back at Chapel Hill High in 1986. “SOMEONE SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!” he’d say. Seriously, keep James working for the people of North Carolina!
Having followed the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board public education in North Carolina closely I know that James has the best, most comprehensive understanding of the complex and challenging issues facing Public Education today. I urge everyone to view his detailed platform that addresses all key issues and demonstrates his superior level of understanding. He is immersed in the issues and wholly engaged in accomplishing the goal of getting all public schools to work towards a constitutional mandate that would dramatically improve public education in North Carolina. He’s very intelligent, and brings an unmatched, wholehearted, strong approach to advocating for public school needs and funding. His competence and presence will demand respect in working with the General Assembly. Please, let’s not miss the opportunity to elect the best candidate for State Superintendent.
While a family endorsement may not seem like much value, know that I’ve seen more than most how doing public service work has changed James. He lights up when he talks about his work with students and teachers in a way that nothing else does. I’m excited by all the good work that he can accomplish in this role!
I think you can’t possibly get someone with more support and more advocacy for public education than James Barrett. I remember when he first ran for school board, he was one of the biggest voices of ways to close the achievement gap of what we need to do and focus on to get that done. He’s really brought out the conversation on equity in our district in a new way, and across the state we need to focus on equity.
James – thank you for your dedication and service to our schools. While our children have moved on to higher education at the college level it was the schools that brought us to this area. We recognize how important a well support school system is to the health of a state. It is great schools that will attract businesses and quality employees to our state. It is great schools that will propel our youth to work on the myriads of issues our country will face. We need strong pro-education advocates like you at every level. It is critical that we have your experience, expertise, and passion leading us as State Superintendent.
I was a teacher at Wake and Granville County schools for 36 years. Someone desperately needs to help us! Still volunteering on a weekly basis. The system is so underfunded!!
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