Jim Barry

James Barry

Senior Instructor - English Language Arts/Visual Performing Arts

Jim is a seasoned ELA professional whose energy, humor and love of literature continue to inspire students. Before joining Michigan Virtual, Jim enjoyed 14 successful years in the high school classroom and has effectively transferred his creative skill to online education. Since Jim is also a musician and songwriter, you can easily guess where he can be found when he is away from his students. He’ll be performing with his band, writing songs or chasing an idea. This educator possesses a unique combination of experience, talent and erudition. One of his favorite quotes? “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”

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