Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers: Barry Richburg

Position: Principal at Yates Mill Elementary School; professional development mentor; has organized principals’ participation in the Krispy Kreme 5K, and taken part in a Principal Dance-Off competition to collect books for the Read to Achieve program

Favorite accomplishment: “Becoming an elementary school principal with Wake County Public Schools. I am a product of the school system, having graduated from Cary High School in 1997.”

Motivation: “My family motivates me to continue to work hard and strive for excellence. I have two little girls, ages 5 and 8; I work hard and set a good example for them. Also, the teachers and students at Yates Mill inspire me to continue to work toward leading a model school.”

Biggest challenge: “If given the opportunity, I would work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I’m totally committed to leading a great school and my mind is constantly thinking of new programs and initiatives to enhance student achievement.”

Fun fact: “In my free time, I like to watch marathons of ’80s sitcoms.”

Advice: “Stay true to your vision and set the bar high for all involved.”

B.J. Lambdin


Daniel Whittaker


Paige Dick


Zankhna Parekh


Barry Richburg


Michelle Smith


Shawn Chase


Dr. Allan Acton


Kenneth Combs


Joshua Mauney


Christopher Saleh

Trey Bailey


Karla Nantz

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