Water Valley School District Welcomes Mrs. Valeree Ellis-Barnes as Assistant Principal of Davidson Elementary School




Greetings Water Valley students, parents, faculty, and staff.  I am honored to serve as Assistant Principal at Davidson Elementary.


Albert Einstein penned, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”  I firmly believe the training of the mind includes utilizing the power of teamwork, research, and best educational practices.  As an educator, I believe all students are capable of personal and academic growth, as expected by the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards (MS-CCRS) and the Water Valley School District.


I am a graduate of The University of Mississippi and Delta State University, with earned degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.  Previously, I was employed as a classroom teacher with both Oxford and Lafayette County School Districts.  I have also served as Assistant Principal, Principal, and Academic Coach.


I am ecstatic to join such a fantastic team of educational professionals, and I look forward to working with you.  Let’s grow together!


Valeree Ellis-Barnes

Assistant Principal

Davidson Elementary School (DES)

Water Valley School District

544 Market Street

 Water Valley, Mississippi 38965

 Phone: 662-473-1203 • Fax: 662-473-1225