John Barnett


    My name is John Barnett and I am honored to serve you as the Principal of Anniston Elementary School. I believe education is the key that unlocks the door to the future.  I take great pride in being an educator and I strive to help make a positive difference in the lives of our students.   

    I received my Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Social Studies from The University of Mississippi in 2008. I received my Master of Education in Educational Leadership as a member of the Ole Miss Principal Corps in 2014.

    I began my career in education with the Tishomingo County School District at Tishomingo County High School.  I taught U.S. History, Mississippi Studies, World Geography, World History, Science Skills and Reasoning, and Physical Science.  I also served as an assistant coach for the football and baseball teams. 

    During my Principal Corps experience at Ole Miss I served as an intern assistant principal with Corinth High School in the Corinth School District.  I also served as an intern assistant principal at Iuka Elementary School in the Tishomingo County School District.  When I graduated from the Principal Corps I was hired as Assistant Principal at Long Beach Middle School.  I am now honored to serve the Gulfport School District as Principal of Anniston Elementary School.

    Anniston Elementary is a tradition rich school with a long standing emphasis on achieving excellence.  We are excited to continue this legacy by striving to fulfil the mission of the Gulfport School District guiding students to become problem solvers, lifelong learners, and productive members of society.  Our motto is Anniston…Achieving Excellence Starts Here!


    If there is anything I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me at (228) 896-6309 or email me at john.barnett@gulfportschools.org.  



    Jamie Parker
    Jamie Parker 

    I believe education should be exciting and encouraging for students to become life-long learners. I am excited to continue serving the students of the Gulfport School District at Anniston Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi and my Master in Business Administration from William Carey University. I also began my alternate route journey into education through William Carey. I recently received my Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Mississippi. I served five years as a classroom educator teaching grades seven through twelve in math and science before pursuing administration and joining the Anniston Elementary School team as Assistant Principal. 

    I look forward to a great school year ahead. Together, we will work to fulfill the vision of the Gulfport School District by inspiring each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society. You can reach me at (228) 896-6309 or email me at jamie.parker@gulfportschools.org if there is anything I can do to help you.