Mrs. Kerri Edwards

My name is Kerri Edwards and I am honored to be your child’s Principal for the 2023-2024 school year.  I am going into my 23rd year in education.  I was a Special education teacher and Special Education Process Coordinator before going into Administration here in the district. I was an Administrative Intern for 2 years, 3 years as an Assistant principal, one of those years here at William Yates.  This will be my 7th year at WYE!  On a personal note, I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years and we have 2 awesome kids.  Ellyse will be a sophomore at the University of Missouri- MIZ and Evan who turned 13 this summer is 8th grader at DWMS.  On any given night you will find us on a soccer field somewhere in the metro.  They are both very active in sports which keeps us very active as well.  

I cannot wait to meet your child and watch him/her change and grow and learn. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child's life.  My philosophy is open communication.  Please contact me whenever you have a question or concern.  I will do the same for you. Everyone’s input is important as we work together to create a school where all students can be successful. As a parent or guardian, your interest and involvement with your child’s education will promote a positive attitude toward learning and academic achievement. We have several tools to keep you updated throughout the year including monthly emails, teacher newsletters and our school website along with twitter. 

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that WYE remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and all WYE families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

All signs point to another incredible school year!