Jim Barrett

Jim Barrett

Humanities

Jim joins APH after teaching history at Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School in Waltham for five years. There, he coached girl’s soccer and basketball and served as an academic advisor. He was also part of their pilot program for moving the school to a standards-based grading system. Prior to that, he spent time at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT where he saw first-hand the power and benefits of same-sex education. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in History from Trinity College in Hartford. Originally from northwestern Connecticut, Jim enjoys skiing, mountain biking, being outdoors, playing soccer, reading, and writing. Currently, he lives in Boston with his wife, Elyssa, and his one year-old son, Ethan. Together, they love exploring New England, cooking wonderful food, and growing vegetables.