Dr. Barron grew up on the south side of Chicago and lived in multiple places. At one time he lived in both Oak Lawn and Blue Island. His mom was born and raised in Oak Lawn and graduated from Richards High School.
He earned his bachelor's degree in History and Secondary Education from Lewis University. Dr. Barron earned his master's degree in Principal Leadership from St. Xavier University. Finally, he earned his Certificate of Advanced Study and Doctorate of Education from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Barron has served District 218 for the past 13 years. Since 2015 he has served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction -- prior to that he served as the principal at Shepard High School.
The District 218 Board of Education voted unanimously to hire him as Superintendent of Schools in January 2022.