My name is Jeff Granger, and it is my privilege to serve as the principal of Shirley A. Barber Elementary School. I was raised in small town Celina, Ohio and began my teaching career in South Bend, Indiana prior to moving to Las Vegas in 2005. I have worked in the Clark County School District for over 15 years and this is my 8th year as an administrator. As an educator, I have been a fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teacher, math/science instructional coach, dean, and assistant principal (two years being the assistant principal at Barber). I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership.
My wife is a former teacher who now stays at home with our five wonderful children, Adalee, Charlotte, Eliana, Justin, and Rebecca. We love spending time together as a family. My children enjoy reading and playing games together. Some of my favorite things to do are play family games, play golf, and cheer on The Ohio State Buckeyes and Chicago Bears.
My philosophy is that our Barber children are our first priority, and I take pride in doing my very best to ensure that each and every student receives the very best education possible to help them become successful citizens and confidently follow their dreams. We will work together to provide differentiated learning experiences that engage and challenge each student.
Being the principal of Barber Elementary School is a responsibility I am honored to have. I look forward to continuing the successes at Barber by working hard, openly communicating with you, supporting collaboration between the school and home, and living out our motto of Work Hard, Be Kind, and Have Fun! Through a close partnership with staff, parents, and our community, I am confident that we will make our school a place where our students continue to learn and grow academically and socially. I am dedicated to providing any support needed to provide the best education for our students.
Thank you in advance for your support and commitment to our children’s future and the success of our community. If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 702-799-5915. I am looking forward to another great year and serving as your principal!
Hey Barber Bulldogs!
My name is Leanna Mackelprang and I am your new Assistant Principal. I feel so lucky to be welcomed into such an outstanding school and community.
I was born and raised here in Las Vegas, Nevada and I graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. I started teaching at Shirley and Bill Wallin Elementary School ten years ago and discovered that I had a passion for leadership in education. I decided to go back to school, and I received a Masters in Educational Leadership from Sierra Nevada College and attended the Clark County School District’s Leadership Academy. From there, I became an instructional strategist and had the opportunity to support teachers, while also providing meaningful reading intervention to students struggling with literacy. I am so excited to begin this new adventure at Barber Elementary as an assistant principal!
I am married to my awesome husband Jared, and we have two energetic boys named Derrick and Maverick. We enjoy weekend getaways to Utah, traveling, playing games and watching movies. When I am able to sneak away for “me” time, you can usually find me playing volleyball in various recreation leagues and tournaments.
It is my goal to continue the Barber traditions and provide a positive, safe, and high-quality education for all students. I am committed to fostering an atmosphere of trust where all voices are heard, and all decisions are made with students’ best interest in mind. Thank you in advance for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. My email address is: derriLL@nv.ccsd.net. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!