• Principals

    Jason Haniger Dr. Jason Haniger
    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.

    A 2005 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, and a 2009 graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, I have nine years of experience in education. I received my Master of Arts degree in Education from Rockhurst University and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. I started my educational career as a middle school math teacher at New Mark Middle School in the North Kansas City School District, was promoted to Assistant Principal at New Mark in 2016, and served in that capacity for the past four years. In that role, I oversaw the math department, state assessments, student scheduling, safety and security, discipline, and technology. Outside of academics, I have also spent time developing athletes in the Kansas City area, serving as a baseball and basketball coach at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. My wife Erin and I have three wonderful daughters: Evie (5), Eyla (3), and Zoe (2).
    Looking forward to meeting our Barry families and a great year!


    Dr. Jason Haniger
    Barry School Principal

    Dr. Jeffrey Adams
    Dr. Jeff Adams
    Assistant Principal
    Working with kids has always been a passion for me.  Making a difference in a student's life is my main purpose, and assisting students in having great educational experiences is my main goal.

    I started my career as an administrator in California, Missouri. I was an Assistant Principal at the elementary as well as the middle school there for two years. Before starting my career as an administrator, I taught art for seven years (one year in elementary and six years in a middle school) and coached various sports at all levels.

    I am originally from Independence, Missouri, and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Central Missouri in 1999 and a Masters of Science in Educational Administration from Park University in 2003. I earned my Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Saint Louis University.  I am married to Tamara, a dietician, and we have one child, a girl named Elise Evelyn. I am very excited to be a part of Barry School and to be a Pirate.....Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

    Dr. Jeff Adams
    Barry School Assistant Principal