Phone: 251-937-2038


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jim Perry


     Once my children were grown and independent, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue a long-held dream of becoming a teacher.  I brought a number of experiences with me into my classroom.  Among these were a decade of military service as a linguist and intelligence analyst, and sixteen years in a variety of business management positions.  Along the way I’ve enjoyed opportunities as varied as foreign exchange student, Disneyworld cast member, and Big Brother mentor.  My greatest blessings, however, have been my family.  Between us, my wife and I have one daughter, three sons, three grandsons, and two granddaughters – each of whom is extraordinary and wonderful in their own way.   

    My teaching experience includes three years in a 6th grade classroom and two years as a K-6 ESL Resource Teacher.  In preparation for the move to administration, I interned at Elberta Middle, Fairhope Intermediate, and Daphne High.  In January of 2015 I was doubly blessed to be given the chance to be an assistant principal working simultaneously at Magnolia School and Robertsdale Elementary.  The blessings continued in July of 2016 when I was gifted with the extraordinary honor to serve as principal of Stapleton Elementary School, also known as a "sweet, sweet school" and "the best kept secret in the county".

    I’m humbled by the awesome responsibility and tremendous privilege of being a professional educator, and start each day hoping to help students become equally blessed in the realization of their dreams.


•   Class A, Educational Administrator / Instructional Leader, P-12

•   Class A, Elementary-Secondary / English for Speakers of Other Languages, P-12

•   Class B, Elementary Education, K-6


•   Educational / School Leadership, Class A Educational Administrator Certification Program, University of South Alabama

•   Master of Education, University of South Alabama / Major – Secondary Education / English for Speakers of Other Languages

•   B.S., Elementary Education, University of South Alabama

•   A.S., Elementary Education, Faulkner State Community College