Principal Jamie Barnes


    Principal, Jamie Barnes

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     My name is Jamie Barnes, and I am excited to be the new principal of Biloxi Upper Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year! 

    From an early age, my parents instilled in me the power and importance of education, and for as long as I can remember, being an educator and school leader has been my dream. Education changed my life and provided me with opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t have been available to me.  It is my sincerest hope that in my daily interactions with your children, I instill in them that same sense of importance. 
    We have an exciting year planned at Biloxi Upper Elementary School, where our new school creed is ACHIEVE. LEAD. EXCEL. This creed is more than just a motto or a series of verbs—it’s a mentality and way of acting that motivates us to do and to be our very best. 
    I cannot wait to start this journey with each of you! Remember, at Biloxi Upper we will:  ACHIEVE. LEAD. EXCEL. 


    Go Indians! 

     Katrina Dwyer

    Assistant Principal Dr. Katrina Dwyer


    I am looking forward to an amazing 2021-2022 school year full of successes for both students and staff.  This year will be my third year to serve as Assistant Principal at BUE.  This will be my nineteenth year in education.  I taught for two years in Forrest County and returned home to Biloxi in 2005.  I have been blessed to have taught at North Bay Elementary, BJHS, and BUE.  

    I attended and graduated from Biloxi Public School District, so it is such an honor to work within the district that motivated me to become an educator!  

    I received my Bachelor's of Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003, my Master's of Elementary Education from William Carey University in 2008, and my Doctorate (PhD) in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013.  I am looking forward to working with administration, teachers, parents, staff, and students to ensure we have yet another successful year at BUE. 


     Jack Russell

    Assistant Principal Jack Russell 


    This is my first year serving as assistant principal at Biloxi Upper, but I have served in the Biloxi Public School District for numerous years. I have previously taught math, computer discovery, and cyber foundations at BJHS.  Most know me as Coach Russell as I have been very involved in the Biloxi School District's athletic programs.  Last year, I served as lead teacher and I am super excited about this upcoming school year and look forward to continuing to mentor students.