Meet Mr. Barry


Education & Professional Experience: I graduated from West Harrison High School (Mondamin, IA) and went on to the University of Northern Iowa. During my time at UNI (Go Panthers!), I spent my junior year at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) through the National Student Exchange Program…and met my wife there so that was a worthwhile year of my life.   After graduating from UNI, I began teaching in North Kansas City at Maple Park Middle School (Go Vikings!). At Maple Park, I taught gifted education, technology, social studies, at-risk and coached a number of sports while I earned my masters in educational-administration at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (Go Kangaroos!). Since then, I have been a 6-12 principal, intermediate principal and curriculum director in various locations in Iowa before coming to Waukee as the Maple Grove Elementary principal for 4 years. Now, I happily and humbly serve the district as the South Middle School principal!

Personal Information: Jen and I married in 1998 and we have 3 boys (Charlie, Will and Lewis). Our family loves to travel, fish, play cards or board games and play/watch sports. I enjoy reading about and learning new things and I like to try new and exciting things at least once! Sometimes only once!

Contact Information:

Email: dbarry@waukeeschools.org
Phone: 515.987.3222
Fax: 515.987.3233
Twitter/Facebook/Instagram @WaukeeSMS

Schedule: To schedule an appointment with me, please stop in, email me or call our office. Teresa Broderick, building secretary, can schedule an appointment for you.