• Principal

    Merri Beth Means Dr. Merri Beth Means
    Welcome to Barry School!

    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