Jon Barry Appointed Principal WMS/CWUES

Jon Barry Appointed Principal WMS/CWUES
Posted on 05/22/2022
Jon Barry

SAU 24 Superintendent of Schools Jacqueline Coe, Ed.D, announced the appointment of Jon Barry as Principal at the Weare Middle/Center Woods Upper Elementary School effective July 1, 2022. The appointment follows this spring’s announcement by Shawne Hilliard that she is leaving after seven years of dedicated service to the Weare School District.

Mr. Barry comes to Weare Middle/Center Woods Upper Elementary School from Souhegan High School in Amherst where he has been serving as Dean of Students. Before Souhegan, he was Assistant Principal at Memorial High School in Manchester from 2017 to 2021. He held positions as Special Education Teacher/Case Manager at Bedford High and as Special Education Facilitator at McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford for seven years before becoming assistant principal of Memorial High.

“Jon brings deep experience in discipline and culture/climate issues, and his student service background provides him with expertise in an important area for our school,” said Superintendent Jacqueline Coe. “The community responded positively to Jon’s energy and enthusiasm for our school. I look forward to Jon joining the SAU 24 team.”

A graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, Mr. Barry also holds a Master of Education in Learning Disabilities and General Education and Certification of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in Educational Leadership from Rivier University. He is also currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of New England.

“I am excited to be joining a community where parents, teachers, and students care for one another and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth,” commented Mr. Barry. “I believe that relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of students, and welcome all to become involved in the school community. My door will always be open and I welcome input.” 

Mr. Barry lives in Concord with his son Connor, and his wife Kate, who is the nurse at the Henniker Community School. 

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