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    Hello, my name is Brent Barry and I am very excited to be starting my fourth year as Superintendent of this fantastic school district.  This coming school year will mark my 17th year with Phoenix-Talent Schools.  I can safely say that this year will be unlike any others in my career.  As a community, we continue to live through a very difficult and challenging time as we navigate through this pandemic together.  I know and trust we can overcome our unprecedented circumstances that we face today by supporting each other, having compassion for ALL and remaining focused on doing our part to minimize the impact of COVID-19.  I realize there are many viewpoints, beliefs and thoughts, in which our community may differ, but I have learned that it is so important to listen, seek to understand and show empathy for those who are suffering.  This is how we work through tough times together and begin the healing that will be necessary.  There are so many aspects of this district that I appreciate, including the talented students, dedicated staff and the wonderful community we serve.  Together, we can meet the mission we strive for which is Excellence for Everyone.  This includes providing and expecting the very best from our students, our staff, our families and our community.  This will take on a new meaning this year and present its own set of challenges, as we all learn to function in a comprehensive distance learning format to begin the year, but I believe in our school community!  I look forward to working with you to help ensure we continue to move forward and provide for our kids. Thank you for your support, compassion and dedication to our greatest asset…our students.  Please feel free to contact me at 541-535-1517 or by email brent.barry@phoenix.k12.or.us