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Mr. Barrows has been at Aquinas for the last 18 years. Prior to coming to Aquinas, he worked in the Moreno Valley Unified School District and worked for an organization specializing in behavior modification for adults. Upon starting here at Aquinas, he taught AP Psychology, coached Varsity Boys Soccer, and served as the Guidance Counselor for grades 9 and 10. He also coached Varsity Girls Tennis. Since becoming principal, Mr. Barrows has been awarded the Distinguished Principal of the Year in 2017 and Innovator in Education in 2015 by the Diocese of San Bernardino.
He received his B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Educational Psychology from California Baptist University. He did post graduate studies in Education at the University of San Francisco and earned a certificate in Catholic Educational Leadership from Loyola Marymount University. He is currently completing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Change & Leadership from the University of Southern California. His dissertation will study teacher retention rates. He is an Apple Teacher and also serves on the Technology Committee and the Executive Council at the Diocesan level. His interests include sports, educational technology, and the moral development of youth.