Senior Program Officer, Education
Patrick Tutwiler is a senior program officer on Barr’s Education Team. With a concentration in the Catalyze New Models strategy, his work will support the evolution of new high school models with a dedicated focus on elevating system-level impact.
Pat joined Barr in 2022 after more than twenty years in public education. He applied his deeply held student-centered philosophy in the classroom as a high school history teacher and at the school level school as a high school principal. Most recently, Pat was the superintendent of the Lynn Public Schools. There, he led a collaborative, equity-centered effort that resulted in increased graduation rates, decreased push out rates, a more racially diverse faculty and staff, and the establishment of Massachusetts’ second largest early college program.
Pat earned a BA in history from The College of the Holy Cross, a master’s in education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. While sincerely grateful for each one of these pivotal experiences, Pat credits his students as the people from whom he has learned the most over the years.
Pat spends nearly every second of his free time with his family (as they will tolerate). Additionally, he unashamedly brags on his barbecue skills and hopes to publish a handbook on the science of barbecue one day.