Barrett is a data driven educator and advocate. He is running to be the voice of his constituents on the Faulkner County Quorum Court. Barrett worked in the public-school system for 12 years being a math teacher, school counselor, and an administrator. All of his educational attainment is within Arkansas: University of Arkansas (Magna Cum Laude), John Brown University, Harding University, and University of Central Arkansas. Barrett is the 2017 recipient of the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Dissertation Award in Teacher Education.
He grew up in the Mississippi River Delta and have vast experiences that especially relate to his constituents living in the rural parts of his district. He graduated from Barton High School as Co-Valedictorian in a class of only 40 students. He is a 14-year member of both the National and Arkansas Education Associations. He serves on the Arkansas Community Foundation Board – Faulkner County Affiliate where is the Chairman of the Grants Committee. Barrett is a huge tennis fanatic. He lives in Conway, Arkansas.