Barry Applewhite is principal at Milwaukee Public Schools’ magnet school, the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. He also fulfills the role of the district’s music curriculum specialist. Barry, a native of Waukegan, IL, has been with MPS for 22 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and music merchandising and a master’s degree in music education, each from Western Illinois University. He also has an additional master’s degree in leadership and supervision from Cardinal Stritch University. Barry currently is working toward his doctorate in leadership, learning and service at Stritch and is in the process of completing his dissertation. Barry and his wife of 17 years, Lorraine, are parents of three children.