Adrienne Barr is the Executive Director of New York Interschool and the Faculty Diversity Search. Interschool is a consortium of eight New York City Independent schools, including Brearley, Browning, Chapin, Collegiate, Dalton, Nightingale Bamford, Spence and Trinity. The group plans collaborative programming for students, faculty and parents, and helps these schools and dozens of others locate and hire faculty of color for their staffs and administrative teams.
Adrienne joined Interschool after spending several years in leadership roles with the Parents’ Association at her children’s independent school in Manhattan. A former television news producer, Ms. Barr worked closely with students and their families while running ArtScenes, a theater and art summer camp she founded in 2008. As Parent Association President, Ms. Barr was deeply involved with organizing and developing Parent Affinity Groups, and helping to foster more involvement and leadership roles for families of various racial, religious, ethnic and other identity backgrounds.
Ms. Barr has a B.A. in Communications from Rutgers College, and a Creative Writing Certificate from the NYU School of Continuing Education; and is an award-winning screenwriter and producer. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and sometimes, her two children.