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Barry A. Preston


Barry Preston first taught at Highland Park High School from 1996 to 2010. After an eight year break from classroom teaching, Dr. Preston returned to HPHS in 2018. He embraces a student-centered approach, believing that the classroom should be a space through which an individual’s creative potential is encouraged to flourish.  Dr. Preston’s educational background includes English, Film Studies, Creative Writing, and Religion Studies, with a B.A. from Texas Christian University, Masters degrees from Vanderbilt and the University of North Texas, and a doctorate from Southern Methodist University. He has taught at Memphis University School and University of North Texas, as well as HPHS.  Research interests have centered on archetypes and mythic themes in narrative texts.


  • English II PreAP
  • Academic Decathlon 


  • Tuesday through Thursday, 3:35 to 4:00
  • Other times by appointment

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