Barry Edwards’ career in education spans 28 years, with the last 10 years in Bastrop ISD. Before being selected as the Superintendent in May 2018, Barry was Deputy Superintendent of Schools, a post he held since 2013. Prior to that, he was Bastrop ISD's Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Student Services.
A native of El Paso, Texas, Barry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a school leader. He has served as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services for Socorro ISD and as Employee Relations Director for Ysleta ISD. Both of those districts have enrollments of over 40,000 students. Prior to district leadership, he was a successful school principal at both the elementary and secondary levels. He began his career in public education as a teacher in Ysleta ISD.
Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in school leadership from the University of Texas at El Paso. He earned a Superintendent Certification from the University of Texas at Tyler. Barry is also bilingual in Spanish and English.
His wife of 28 years, Merridith, is an elementary school teacher for Austin ISD. They have two daughters, Madeline, a Texas A&M University graduate and Victoria, who is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. The newest addition to the Edwards household is Buddy, the family's Australian Shepherd.