As we continue on our journey to Uncover the Uncommon, Stance will be highlighting various authors of daily legend—the ones who utilize their everyday creativity to make a difference in the lives of others. Because you don’t have to be a world-famous artist or athlete to accomplish greatness, Uncovering the Uncommon is about tapping into the potential that lies inside every one of us. After all, it's not about who you are, it's what you're bringing to the table. And nowhere is this more evident than with North Carolina public school teacher, Barry White, Jr.
"Take the time to build connections and trust. Never underestimate the value of relationships."
You may have caught 2017’s viral video of Barry running down the line of his fifth-grade class, greeting each of his students with their own unique secret handshake. And while it’s nice to observe these kids genuinely enjoying themselves in a classroom setting, there is obviously something of much greater importance at work here. Throughout the clip, White’s selfless extra effort really shines, as the daily difference he’s making among his students will surely live on well past the world of academics. One only needs a quick glimpse at his kids’ smiles lighting up the room to know that an impact has been made. Stance is proud to present this exclusive video profile of Barry in the interest of paying this inspiration forward. Thank you, Barry, for showing up to class today... and every day.