A veteran member of the Randolph-Macon Academy Upper School faculty, Eric Barr is the school’s mathematics and computer department chairperson. He has served R-MA as a teacher and department head since 1982. He has a B.S. in mathematics from Shepherd University and an M.S. in mathematics with a specialization in operations research from George Mason University. He has been an adjunct professor for Shenandoah University since 1990.
"I enjoy teaching at a private school because of the opportunity to get to know the students both in and out of the classroom," says Barr. "I hope I can make a difference in the students’ lives and prepare them for college and for life."
In the classroom, Barr is a highly respected teacher of AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Honors Precalculus, and Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry. He is also an adjunct professor for Shenandoah University teaching four dual enrollment classes at R-MA. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is the faculty sponsor for the Virginia Mathematics League. Barr's many honors include being named the United Methodist Church Teacher of the year in 1999. He has also been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2005, 2006), National Honor Roll Outstanding American Teachers 2005/2006, and Biltmore Who’s Who among Executives and Professional Men (2007).
Barr has been named the Delaney Athletic Conference’s "Tennis Coach of the Year" frequently, including five consecutive years from 2001-2005. He also received the C. Lyle McFall R-MA Coach of the Year Award five times (1992, 1993, 2003, 2007 and 2011).
A native West Virginian ("and proud of it!"), Barr enjoys playing tennis and golf, watching movies, and listening to music. He also participates in the Alpha Readers Club, a group comprised of R-MA students, faculty and staff.
- M.S., George Mason University
- B.S., Shepherd University
- Classes: Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
- R-MA Mentor, National Mathematics Honor Society Faculty Advisor