BA, Carleton College, University of Oregon
M.Div Yale University
Don Barry has a BA in philosophy from Carleton College, an M.Div from Yale Divinity School, and a math major and certification from Southern Connecticut University. He taught mathematics for seven years in Turkey, first at Tarsus Amerikan Lisesi and then at Robert College (a high school), followed by 34 years at Phillips Andover. At Andover he coached JV2 boys basketball, both boys and girls cross country, and golf. He taught in the SYA program in Rennes, France in 85-86. He retired to Northfield, MN in 2014.
Throughout his career, he has been a major if not the principal writer of problems for school, state, regional, and national math contests. He was the head author of the American Regions Math League contest (ARML) from 1995 to 2008 and he is still concocting problems for a variety of contests. He delights in providing students with the opportunity to discover their own creativity in mathematics. He is also vitally interested in the history of mathematics. Don is at Cate for one year to free up time for Cate’s math teachers to enhance the inquiry portions of the curriculum. He and his wife, Roxy, have three children, one of whom teaches history at Cate.