John Barry Elementary School
John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut (CT)
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John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, CT

John Barry
Elementary School

124 Columbia Street
Meriden, CT 06451
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Meriden Public Schools

Principal's Message

A message from Dan Crispino, Principal of John Barry     

     I am honored to be serving as the Principal of John Barry Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year. I have served as an educator in the Meriden Public Schools for 20 years, with a specific concentration in literacy development and reading instruction. My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by my roles as Supervisor of Expanded Learning Time, and as an Assistant Principal at John Barry Elementary School.  I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to John Barry School, and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

     The 2015-2016 school year proved to be a tremendous year that was recognized across the district, state, and country. John Barry Elementary School made exceptional gains in literacy and mathematics as well as improving chronic absenteeism. Our Expanded Learning Time programming continues to receive accolades for providing John Barry students with an extra 100 minutes per day of hands-on, creative opportunities. The John Barry successes are directly attributed to the commitment of the John Barry staff and the school community. Your unwavering support and dedication to your children’s education has led John Barry to be an exemplar.

     In 2016-2017 The “Barry Way” will be alive and well as we strive to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and student centered. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-staff, students, and parents are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and supportive environment.

     I believe that great schools are the result of great teachers. John Barry students will receive high-quality instruction from every teacher. In order to achieve this goal, I will be providing teachers with timely, effective feedback on their instruction to ensure that students are reaching their highest individual potential. 

     My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions or ideas to help make 2016-2017 the best year yet!


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