Meet the Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Barry Dunn

We are an "A" Rated School once again!!!

We look forward to a tremendous 2022-2023 School year!  I am truly honored to be part of the Tatum Ridge Family and look forward to another great year.  My wife, Heather, is a First Grade Teacher at Tuttle Elementary School and we have three children: Austin (15), Emma (13), and Maggie (11).  They have all attended Tatum Ridge Elementary. Our faculty and support staff are working very hard to provide our students with a high-quality educational experience. With continuous family support and outstanding volunteers, our students are making tremendous strides in their educational journey. 

Tatum Ridge Elementary has been rated an "A" School every year since opening in 2005.  We have a strong tradition of supportive, hard-working families.  Please consider ways in which you can provide direct support for our school: join and participate with the PTO, volunteer in the classroom, help with our PBS celebrations, volunteer at the Color Run, or attend School Advisory Council meetings. We welcome your willingness to join us in the many activities and events we have going on throughout the school year.  We also welcome all DADS to join our Tatum Ridge Dads' Group.  We meet once a month at Bonefish Grill to plan school-wide events and socialize with other Tatum dads.  

As always, my door is open to you. Please stop by anytime.

Thank you for all you do!




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