We are a fifth through eighth grade building in the Platte County R3 School District. Our staff takes great pride in creating lasting relationships with our students and parents. We want all members of the community to feel welcomed and valued when they enter our building. As the principal, I encourage all parents to be involved in their child's education. We offer many opportunities for involvement through PTSA and Pirate Pals.
I am beginning my 22nd year in education. I have a BS in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University, a MA in Teaching from Webster University, an EDS in Superintendency and Administration from William Woods University and recently completed my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from William Woods University. I have taught 6th grade, 4th grade, and 2nd grade and was an Assistant Principal at Siegrist Elementary before becoming Principal here at Barry School.
Working with children and watching them grow academically, socially, and emotionally is my passion. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.
Dr. Merri Beth Means Barry School Principal
2001 NW 87th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64154
The Platte County R-3 School District Board of Education is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination and harassment in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. In accordance with law, the district strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. The Platte County R-3 School District is an equal opportunity employer. Please contact the Compliance Officer: Dr. Rob Gardner, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel & Operations, 998 Platte Falls Rd, Platte City, MO 64079, Phone: 816-858-5420, Fax: 816-858-5593, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for related school board policy.Click here for the grievance form.